CCIA Supports House Resolution On Internet Freedom in Turkey

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association praised a bipartisan resolution introduced by House members yesterday asking Turkey to stop blocking its citizens’ access to social media sites like Twitter and YouTube. The measure by Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., ranking member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, and three key members of the Foreign…

A Summary of NETmundial Submissions in Numbers

Geneva — In advance of the anticipated NETmundial conference on the future of Internet Governance, which will be organised by the Brazilian Government, stakeholders were encouraged to submit “Internet Governance principles” and share their views on the “further evolution of the Internet governance ecosystem.” At the end of the submission period, a total of 187…

Tech Industry Praises Liberation of Internet Governance Functions from U.S.G.

Geneva/Brussels – The technology industry welcomes the news that the U.S. Commerce Department intends to complete the transition of relinquishing its control over key Internet addressing functions to the global multi-stakeholder community. This was a necessary next step in the evolution of the Internet and supports the current multi-stakeholder model of global Internet governance where…

CCIA Deeply Concerned by Turkish Government Threat to Block Internet Services, Social Media

Brussels/Geneva —  The Computer & Communications Industry Association was, like many others, troubled to hear reports yesterday that the Government of Turkey is considering widespread additional restrictions on social media and major Internet services. This was especially concerning given that legislation passed only weeks ago put the Internet under greater governmental control through measures including…

Senate Judiciary Hears About Wireless Competition Challenges

Washington – The Senate Judiciary Committee spent time Wednesday more closely examining the state of wireless competition and what is impeding a more competitive marketplace. The hearing comes ahead of a government auction that will license wireless spectrum to be relinquished by TV broadcasters. Lawmakers and the FCC weigh the state of competition when devising…

President Announces Changes To NSA Surveillance Program

Washington – President Obama announced changes to the way the government collects and stores bulk metadata on citizens and foreigners’ electronic communications during a speech at the Department of Justice today. The Computer & Communications Industry Association is encouraged that the president acknowledged the potential for abuse of this private information, but wished the reforms…