CCIA Calls for Disclosure of Government Surveillance, Praises Bill To Declassify Some FISA Court Rulings
Recent reports regarding NSA access to phone call metadata
and online communications and data have highlighted the continued importance of
government transparency. The Computer & Communications Industry Association
commends the specific requests of both senators and companies today that would
EVENT:Competition Law & Patent Assertion Entities: What Antitrust Enforcers Can Do
Patent assertion entities, commonly referred to as patent trolls, have received a lot of attention recently. In the last five years, lawsuits by patent assertion entities have increased more than 250% and now account for more than 60% of all patent litigation.
The White House just issued a series of executive orders and proposals in an effort to curb the growing troll problem and protect competition and innovation. Congress is also considering legislation to provide additional relief. The powers of our nation's antitrust regulators, however, are often overlooked.
CCIA Concerned About Scope, Wisdom, and Legality of Government Phone Surveillance
A document leaked to the
news media indicates government agencies requested records about every Verizon
customer over at least a three- month period using a controversial power
sanctified by secret court order. The order demanded that Verizon turn over
metadata that includes what phone number was called, what number initiated the
call, for how long, and potentially where the phone was located.
CCIA Applauds Presidentís Proposals To Curb Patent Abuse
The White House is scheduled to
announce several executive orders and legislative proposals today aimed at
patent trolls, who harm U.S. businesses and the economy. President Obama has
recognized that the nation canít curb abuse of the patent system by so-called
trolls without addressing problems with software patents, and this afternoon
heís offering reforms.
CCIA Testifies On Digital Trade At TTIP Hearing
The Computer &
Communications Industry Association outlined growing threats and policies that
curb digital trade in testimony
at a USTR hosted hearing Wednesday afternoon on the US/EUís free trade
agreement known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).