Leahy, Sensenbrenner Introduce USA Freedom Act To Address Surveillance Issues

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association applauded the introduction of the USA FREEDOM Act today by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and Representative Jim Sensenbrenner. The new legislation includes important provisions to increase transparency, allows companies to report more statistical information about the number of demands they receive, and reforms the FISA…

CCIA, Associations Ask Judiciary Committee Leaders To Make CBM Patent Review Available To All Industries

Washington – A growing list of industries harmed by patent trolls has sent a letter to House and Senate Judiciary leaders asking for help with a key tool to combat patent trolls. The Computer & Communications Industry Association along with dozens of other associations including the National Retail Federation, National Grocers Association, American Gaming Association,…

CCIA Applauds Chairman Goodlatte’s Patent Reform Legislation

Washington – House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and a bipartisan group of co-sponsors have introduced patent reform legislation aimed at curbing abusive patent-related lawsuits. Economists have said lawsuits by companies whose main product is lawsuits cost the economy $29 billion a year, and patent trolls have expanded their targets in recent years beyond the tech industry to…

CCIA Endorses International Effort Seeking Better Standards Setting

Geneva – A need for better efficiency in global standards has led five global organizations to launch an initiative supporting the modern paradigm for global open standards. With their initiative “Open-Stand.org,” groups including founders IEEE, Internet Architecture Board (IAB), Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Internet Society and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) have established a jointly developed set…

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…

CCIA Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Women and the Arts on Tuesday. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Sen. Ron Wyden and ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade spoke in between videos depicting CCIA’s 40 year history. CCIA was started by seven small to mid-sized companies who were trying to compete with IBM. Chehade said those like CCIA who are doing all they can to advocate…