European Parliament Adopts Digital Single Market Report: Positive Report Shows Direction European Union Must Take

Strasbourg, France – Today the European Parliament adopted an ‘own initiative’ report “Towards a Digital Single Market Act”. The report sets out the Parliament’s view on how to build a Digital Single Market. The report covers a wide range of topics from ecommerce and skills to platforms and digital content. The Parliament lays out a…

CCIA Files Amicus Brief In Samsung Patent Case Asking The U.S. Supreme Court To Review A Problematic Ruling

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed an amicus brief Friday in support of Samsung’s recent petition to the U.S. Supreme Court. Samsung is asking the Supreme Court to reverse a controversial decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; that decision ordered Samsung to pay its total profits for…

Companies, Groups Ask World Leaders To Support Strong Encryption

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined an open letter with experts, companies, and organizations in more than 35 countries that asks world leaders to support strong encryption and to reject any law, policy, or mandate that would undermine digital security. Governments in France, India, China, the U.K. and U.S. are among those…

CCIA welcomes new senior EU appointments

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission announced today that Finnish civil servant Tiina Astola will be appointed Director-General for Justice and Consumers as of 1st February 2016. Astola will take charge of implementing legislation on data protection and finalising a new Safe Harbour framework for commercial data transfers between Europe and the United States. The…

CCIA, Associations Send Letter Opposing Senate Bill On Online Reporting Requirement

Washington — In a joint letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, and eight other associations cautioned Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D- Calif., and Richard Burr R-N.C. about the side effects of the bill they introduced this week. The “Requiring Reporting of Online…

European Commission Considers a Link and Snippet Tax: Ill-Founded, Controversial And Detrimental To All Players

Brussels – Today the European Commission released a non-legislative Communication “Towards a modern, more European copyright framework” — the Communication on copyright. The Communication sets out the Commission’s vision and priorities on copyright reform for the years to come. The issues covered in the Communication range from cross-border accessibility to content to copyright enforcement measures.…