CCIA has been a leading tech industry voice in European for more than a decade. We are committed to making Europe an even more innovative, competitive and attractive place to start a business, invest and live.

One of Europe’s great challenges is how to design smart policies that enable Europeans to take full advantage of all the benefits technology offers. Digitisation can make Europe’s globally competitive and technology can help solve major societal challenges.

However, transformative technologies obviously also raise new questions. We welcome this scrutiny and debate and we want to help find workable solutions. Sometimes the answer is regulation, sometimes industry action can be faster and more effective.

CCIA is particularly advocating for balanced and modern copyright rules, online freedoms, startup-first policies, globally interoperable rules, digital trade, cybersecurity, encryption, privacy, fair competition and consumer choice.

We remain committed to working with European decision makers to design smart policy solutions to ensure that Europe can take full advantage of all the benefits technology offers.

Most Recent Statements & Filings:

EU Copyright Directive: A Missed Opportunity for Europe

Brussels, BELGIUM — Today, EU Ministers endorsed the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market, as adopted by the European Parliament on 26 March 2019. The Computer & Communications Industry Association supports copyright and more importantly the remuneration of creators. We believe the Directive is disproportionate and we have raised concerns about the proposed…

Read more

EU Expert Group Publishes Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

The High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (HLEG) today published its “Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI”. The expert group is comprised of 52 experts from academia, civil society and industry and was launched by the European Commission in June 2018 to support the implementation of the European strategy on Artificial Intelligence. The guidelines are split…

Read more

European Parliament Committee Adopts Position on Regulating Terrorist Content Online

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) adopted its opinion on the draft Regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online. The text will form the basis of the European Parliament’s position in the final trilogue negotiations with the European Commission and the European Council. The draft…

Read more