CCIA Calls On Congress To Pass Surveillance Reforms After Court Finds Bulk Metadata Collection Illegal

Washington — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday that the NSA’s bulk collection of phone and other records was never authorized under section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.  The intelligence community has argued for the legality of their intelligence gathering practices since well before the first Snowden revelations about the extent…

Europe’s Digital Strategy Must Enable Internet Innovation

Brussels – The European Commission today announced its determination to achieve the bold and necessary goal of creating a single European-wide digital market by stripping away unnecessary national rules. The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe) applauds the European Commission’s stated intention of growing Europe’s economy and embracing the Internet opportunity. However, it cautions…

Senate Judiciary Leaders Introduce Patent Reform Bill

Washington — Senate Judiciary Committee leaders have introduced bipartisan legislation today intended to rein in patent trolls who threaten businesses and consumers with legally questionable infringement claims. One reform could allow prevailing defendants to recover legal fees — if they can prove the plaintiff’s claim was not reasonable. Another would require attorneys sending vague letters…

CCIA Welcomes Latest Version of USA Freedom Act

Washington – Representatives Sensenbrenner, Goodlatte, Conyers, and Nadler introduced the latest version of the USA Freedom Act today.  The Computer & Communications Industry Association applauds the bipartisan introduction of this important bill to reform the bulk telephony metadata collection programs conducted by the NSA.  CCIA looks forward to working with Congress to further strengthen and…

Industry Leaders Ask House Leaders To Support Privacy Act Extension Bill

Washington — Companies and trade associations representing leaders of U.S. industry sent a letter to House leadership Tuesday asking them to pass the Judicial Redress Act of 2015. The letter’s signatories range from organizations like Google and Microsoft to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Computer & Communications Industry Association. The pending legislation extends…