CCIA Provides Input to the EU’s Future Proposals on the Digital Services Act and Competition Tools

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes the opportunity to respond to the European Commission’s calls for feedback on its future Digital Services Act (internal market rules and ex-ante measures) and proposal for new competition tools. The European Commission is expected to present legislative proposals before the end of the year. CCIA…

CCIA Welcomes EU Report On GDPR Enforcement Deficiencies

Brussels, BELGIUM — Today the European Commission released its first full assessment of Europe’s data protection rules. After two years of application, the European Commission highlighted several deficiencies related to the enforcement of Europe’s data protection rules.  As CCIA has pointed out previously, the European Commission also takes issue with the lack of appropriate funding…

CCIA Statement on Negotiations on Global Tax Reform

The following can be attributed to Computer & Communications Industry Association Vice President and Head of CCIA’s European office in Brussels Christian Borggreen: “We continue to support global tax reform. The high level of ambition and complexity of these international negotiations means that this process will take time.  “As governments seek to finance their economic…

CCIA Comments Support the EU’s Approach on Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes the European Commission’s approach to Artificial Intelligence in comments filed today responding to the Commission’s public consultation.  CCIA sent a letter in January with its recommendations on how a proportionate and risk-based EU approach to AI framework can maximise the benefits of AI, while also…

CCIA Welcomes Outcome of Telecommunications Council

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomed today’s meeting of European telecommunications ministers. Link to summary of their discussion. Ministers agreed that “digital infrastructure has proven to be resilient and robust during the COVID 19 crisis [but] that further investments in the digital infrastructure are necessary”. Ministers were also expected to broadly…

CCIA Supports USTR Scrutiny on National Tax Measures

Washington —  The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has announced investigations into the actions of a number of countries that have adopted or proposed digital services taxes. The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes this U.S. action to address the proliferation of discriminatory taxes against U.S. companies, and investigate whether these taxes are in…

France’s new hate speech law risks excessive takedowns, harms freedom of expression

Brussels, BELGIUM — The French National Assembly today adopted its “Avia Law” aimed at combating hate speech online. The Computer & Communications Industry Association is concerned that it could lead to excessive takedowns of content as companies, especially startups, would err on the side of caution.  The new law requires platforms to takedown manifestly illegal…