Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association praised the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for its interest in prioritizing work on international internet issues in comments filed today. CCIA’s comments focused on how the US government could best promote the internet as a platform for free expression and commerce.

CCIA recommended that NTIA prioritize: 1) protecting and promoting the free flow of information online, including by addressing jurisdictional challenges posed by the Internet; 2) safeguarding and supporting the multistakeholder approach to Internet governance; 3) fostering international coordination in digital privacy and security issues, including by encouraging strong encryption; and 4) furthering an international regulatory environment that encourages innovation in emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence.