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June 04, 2021
CCIA, NetChoice File Motion To Block Unconstitutional Florida Content Moderation Law

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has co-filed a motion for preliminary injunction with NetChoice, asking a Tallahassee federal district court to block an unconstitutional state law from taking effect next month. The motion follows the two plaintiffs’ lawsuit last week, which challenged the measure. The Florida law infringes on rights of freedom…

June 17, 2022
CCIA Statement on Conclusions of 12th WTO Ministerial Conference, Joint Industry Statement on E-C...

Washington – The WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) took place on June 12-16. Trade ministers met to review the functioning of the multilateral trading system and to take action on the future work of the WTO.  At the conclusion of these meetings, WTO Members renewed the longstanding moratorium on applying customs duties on electronic transmissions, often…

June 16, 2022
CCIA Offers Comments To Japanese Regulators On Competition In The Mobile Ecosystem

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA)  submitted comments on the Japan Digital Market Competition Headquarters’ (DMCH) Interim Reports on Evaluation of Competition in the Mobile Ecosystem and New Customer Contacts (Voice Assistants and Wearables). In its submission, CCIA offered Japanese antitrust regulators its view on the need for a comprehensive understanding of…

CCIA Welcomes Bipartisan Patent Bill That Would Update PTO Procedures, Promote Fairness In Patent...

Washington – Senators Cornyn, Leahy, and Tillis have introduced the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Reform Act of 2022 today.  Current USPTO guidance allows the PTAB to refuse to examine the validity of challenged patents, even if the patent is clearly invalid. This bi-partisan legislation would ensure that meritorious challenges to the validity of…

Product Safety: CCIA Europe Welcomes European Parliament Vote on New EU Rules

Brussels, BELGIUM — Today, the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee (IMCO) adopted its position on the proposed General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR). The aim of these new rules is to update the European framework that ensures the safety of products sold offline and online in the EU. The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe)…

June 14, 2022
CCIA Joins Associations In Letter To Congress On Privacy Bill

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined the Software & Information Industry Association, and TechNet in a letter supporting the effort toward creating a baseline federal privacy standard, but expressing concerns about the private right of action in the American Data Protection and Privacy Act. The letter  to Senate Commerce and House Energy…

June 09, 2022
CCIA Marks 50 Years Of Tech Advocacy With Reception, Award

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association celebrated 50 years of promoting a competitive tech industry, open markets, and internet access and freedom  in Washington at a reception Thursday at Planet Word. CCIA was started by the CEOs of seven companies that built what later became known as software products for IBM mainframe computers.…

June 06, 2022
CCIA Supports Congressional Efforts Toward Federal Privacy Legislation

Washington – Members of Congress released a draft bill Friday the “American Data Privacy and Protection Act” that aims for baseline federal privacy protections. The bipartisan deal between Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and House Energy & Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rogers, R-Wash., would set…

June 03, 2022
Kara Mazachek

Research Policy Manager Kara Mazachek is the Research Manager at CCIA. Prior to joining CCIA, she worked as an Economic Research Analyst at the International Trade Administration and an Associate at Hotwire Global Communications. She previously interned at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Kara received her MA in Applied Economics from George Washington University,…

Jonathan McHale

Vice President, Digital Trade Jonathan McHale is the Vice President, Digital Trade at CCIA, where he leads the Association’s digital trade advocacy in the United States and international fora. Until 2022, he was the Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for ICT Services and Digital Trade. He has two decades of experience working to open foreign…