Tech Companies Release Surveillance Reform Principles

Washington – A number of leading tech companies today released a list of surveillance reform principles. These principles include sensible limitations on government collection of information — including bulk collection, enhanced oversight, increased transparency, and international coordination aimed at avoiding conflicting laws across international borders. The principles also emphasize the importance of the free flow…

Senate Offers Patent Reform Bill; CCIA Optimistic About Reform Proposals

Washington –Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy has introduced the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013. The bill offers key reforms that would improve transparency of patent ownership, offer protections for end users sued for patent infringement, as well as for those targeted by fraudulent demand letters. The bill is co-sponsored by Judiciary Committee Senators…

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…