Pai Says the Biggest ISPs that Control Users’ Access to Internet Services Can Be Trusted; Instead Deflects Blame, Scrutiny on Internet Services

Washington — Since FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to repeal net neutrality rules was released, there has been widespread concern expressed from the public, startups, and Internet companies, launching a heated debate. Last week, a speech by Pai muddied the waters surrounding the plan to dismantle net neutrality. The speech tried to deflect attention from Internet…

FCC Chairman Proposes Getting Rid Of Open Internet Rules

Washington — As Americans across the country prepare to bow their heads and give thanks, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued a proposal Wednesday that bows to the biggest Internet Service Providers. Pai’s proposed Report and Order eliminates the FCC’s net neutrality rules and gives the Federal Trade Commission the leftovers when Big ISPs start blocking,…

EU Ministers Recognise Importance of Encryption to Ensure Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Brussels, BELGIUM — The General Affairs Council today adopted Conclusions calling for the strengthening of European cybersecurity across the EU.  Importantly, the Conclusions confirm “that strong and trusted encryption is highly important for properly ensuring human rights and fundamental freedoms in EU and for public trust in the Digital Single Market.”  However, they also note…

CCIA Files Comments To FEC On Online Ad Inquiry

Washington — In comments filed with the Federal Election Commission today, the Computer & Communications Industry Association said both the association and its members are committed to ensuring transparency for political ads on online platforms. The FEC had asked for comments by tonight on how its disclaimer requirements are applied to online communications  . CCIA’s…

CCIA Partners with Council of Europe To Promote Human Rights Online

Strasbourg, France — The Council of Europe signed an agreement today with the tech industry, including the Computer & Communications Industry Association, to promote a safe and open internet that respects human rights, the rule of law and democracy. The agreement come in the form of an exchange of letters with various associations and tech…

Redl To Lead NTIA After Senate Confirmation

Washington — David Redl takes the helm of the the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration after receiving Senate confirmation Tuesday evening. The Computer & Communications Industry Association congratulates Redl, who most recently served as a lead telecommunications staffer on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. CCIA has advocated on tech policy issues, including…

CCIA Encouraged By Progress on SESTA, Though Concerns Remain

Washington — As Congress works to reduce sex trafficking online, bill sponsors recently announced progress that has been made in tailoring the legislation to better ensure the intended target, while reducing unintended consequences. The Computer & Communications Industry Association appreciates efforts to revise the bill to address wide-ranging concerns from industry and public interest stakeholders,…

EU Commission Releases Communication on “Tackling Illegal Content Online”

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission published a Communication on “Tackling Illegal Content Online – Towards an enhanced responsibility of online platforms” today. Its aim is to publish guidelines and principles for removing illegal content from the Internet, in a way that also protects fundamental rights online. This Communication provides guidelines for all categories of…

EU Commission Releases Communication on "Tackling Illegal Content Online"

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission published a Communication on “Tackling Illegal Content Online – Towards an enhanced responsibility of online platforms” today. Its aim is to publish guidelines and principles for removing illegal content from the Internet, in a way that also protects fundamental rights online. This Communication provides guidelines for all categories of…