CCIA Delegation Visits Croatia, Publishes Recommendations To New EU leadership

Brussels, BELGIUM — As a new European Union leadership takes office, the Computer & Communications Industry Association offers recommendations on how technology can help solve Europe’s societal challenges. CCIA is leading a delegation of tech companies to meet senior officials and startups in Zagreb Thursday and Friday ahead of Croatia taking over the Presidency of…

Industry Raises Concerns with Mexico Tax Plans

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association  joined 8 other associations in sending a letter to U.S. officials expressing concerns with Mexico’s plans to amend its taxation laws in a way that discriminates against foreign technology firms and departs from longstanding global principles.  U.S. officials should discourage Mexico from pursuing these legislative changes, and…

CCIA Encouraged by Increasing Support For Federal Privacy Legislation

Washington – The New Democrat Coalition, representing more than 100 House Democrats, has announced support for federal privacy legislation introduced by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, D-Wash. The bill would give consumers control over their personal information, empower the Federal Trade Commission with additional tools and resources to patrol online privacy practices, and ensure that individuals across…

Associations Outline Priorities for Digital Trade Talks Negotiations at WTO

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined 27 trade associations in a joint position paper on how countries can leverage the ongoing discussions among members of the  World Trade Organization to better expand digital trade. The paper includes recommendations on how policies on data flows, data storage and liability can facilitate e-commerce and…

CCIA Dismayed by AG Opposition to Stronger Consumer Encryption Options

Washington — US Attorney General Barr, along with officials in several other countries, are planning an open letter asking that Facebook not deploy end-to-end encryption to protect consumers using its apps, according to various news reports. Facebook is reportedly developing better encryption features in response to users’ increased demand for more online privacy.  A letter…

EU Court Ruling On Worldwide Take Down of Defamatory Content Raises Freedom of Speech Concerns

Brussels, BELGIUM — The EU Court of Justice today ruled that host providers can be asked to take down defamatory content, that is “identical” or “equivalent” to content previously ruled illegal under national rules. The Decision adds that hosting providers should remove information covered by the injunction or block access to that information worldwide, as…