Advocacy

CCIA was founded in 1972 to promote open markets, open systems, and open networks in the computer and telecommunications industry. Today, the association continues to evangelize these principles across these increasingly diverse and economically important sectors of the global economy.

Senators Reintroduce Internet Censorship Bill Under New Name

Senators Leahy, Hatch and Grassley are reintroducing legislation, which will impose a mandate on additional industries to enforce copyright laws. Instead of COICA, the new acronym appears to sound less controversial – PROTECT IP. Like COICA, the new legislation would have the Attorney General serve court orders demanding credit card companies, ad networks and domain…

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Privacy Circus This Week On Capitol Hill

Two new pieces of privacy legislation and a hearing are keeping Congress busy this week, while the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office just released a new set of rules for the use of cookies by websites. Center ring at the privacy circus this week was the first hearing called by the Senate Judiciary’s new Technology,…

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Senate Antitrust Committee Begins Probing AT&T Merger Deal

After putting AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Cellular South CEOs under oath, Senators on the Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust asked tough questions about what the deal would really mean for the prices and service available to all mobile phone and Internet customers. Chairman Kohl admonished AT&T’s CEO as a fellow businessman not to pretend the merger…

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Senate Antitrust Committee Begins Probing AT&T Merger Deal

After putting AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Cellular South CEOs under oath, Senators on the Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust asked tough questions about what the deal would really mean for the prices and service available to all mobile phone and Internet customers. Chairman Kohl admonished AT&T’s CEO as a fellow businessman not to pretend the merger…

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Consumer, Business Associations Oppose AT&T Merger

Consumer and business groups voiced their opposition to the AT&T merger proposal a day ahead of a hearing on Capitol Hill. The Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing, “The AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: Is Humpty Dumpty Being Put Back Together Again?” will be webcast. CCIA President & CEO Ed Black said there has been tremendous innovation in the tech sector since…

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Consumer, Business Associations Oppose AT&T Merger

Consumer and business groups voiced their opposition to the AT&T merger proposal a day ahead of a hearing on Capitol Hill. The Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing, “The AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: Is Humpty Dumpty Being Put Back Together Again?” will be webcast. CCIA President & CEO Ed Black said there has been tremendous innovation in the tech sector since…

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