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.

CCIA Signs Joint Letter Asking for Surveillance Transparency Legislation

The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined six dozen companies and associations in a joint letter to House and Senate Judiciary Committee leaders today to ask to move legislation to bring greater transparency to government surveillance programs. The letter praises provisions of both S. 1452, the Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013, and H.R. 3035, the Surveillance Order Reporting…

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Merkel’s Big Win – What’s in for the IT sector?

The recent federal elections in Germany were truly historical. Apart from Angela Merkel’s resounding victory the German liberals, the smaller coalition partner of the last Merkel-led government, did not pass the 5% threshold and will not be part of the newly elected Bundestag – something that has not happened to them since the foundation of…

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Senators Introduce Bill to Curb Government Surveillance

Washington – Senators Richard Blumenthal, Rand Paul, Mark Udall and Ron Wyden have introduced bipartisan legislation this week to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to curtail the overbroad collection of bulk communications data that the government has claimed was legal. The legislation would not restrict the ability of the government to collect data…

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CCIA Calls Copyright Ruling A Victory For Innovators

Washington – Those who like to skip TV commercials and those making the devices that help them do it won a key court victory Wednesday. A New York southern District Judge dismissed an argument by ABC that DISH Network’s commercial hopping feature on the company’s DVR violated ABC’s copyright. This victory comes on the heels…

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