CCIA Identifies Growing Digital Trade Threats For U.S. Officials

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments with the U.S. Trade Representative tonight, identifying worldwide barriers to digital trade in preparation for the USTR’s annual National Trade Estimate report. The CCIA filing comes as new research demonstrates the rising cost of Internet site- and service-blocking to U.S. exporters. A recent Brookings Institution…

Internet Addressing System To Transition To ICANN As Planned After Last-Ditch Effort To Derail Fails In Court

Washington — The Department of Commerce is scheduled to transition administration of the technical underpinnings of the Internet’s addressing system to the private sector-led multi-stakeholder community October 1. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, has been preparing and executing what is known as the IANA stewardship transition for two years. The transition comes…

DG Competition Reveals First Results of E-Commerce Sector Inquiry; Online Marketplace Bans Remain a Problem

Brussels, BELGIUM — Today DG Competition published its preliminary report on the E-commerce Sector Inquiry. The sector inquiry was launched in May 2015 as part of the Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy. Its aim is to identify competition concerns in European e-commerce markets and private barriers to the completion of a digital single market. The…

European Commission releases Copyright and Telecom rules: end of Europe’s digital single market ambitions?

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission issued its proposals on Telecoms and Copyright today as part of the Digital Single Market Framework. Both proposals will impact Internet users, online services and more generally, most businesses using the Internet. TELECOM LEGISLATION The European Commission announced a revision of the EU’s telecoms rules that appears to contradict…