CCIA Offers Comments to USTR on Proposed U.S.-Kenya Trade Partnership

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on its proposed U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade & Investment Partnership, providing recommendations to boost and support digital trade between the two countries.  CCIA welcomes the Biden Administration’s desire to expand trade opportunities with Kenya and encourages the United…

Appeals Court In Texas Social Media Case Says Statute May Go Into Effect

Washington – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued an opinion that would allow Texas’ ‘Fairness Doctrine for the Internet’ statute, HB 20, to take effect. It issued an order vacating the district court injunction of the Texas law, which would prohibit social media companies from removing dangerous or offensive content…

European Media Freedom Act: Fight Against Disinformation and Illegal Content Requires Balanced Relationship Between Media and Online Platforms

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Media Freedom Act presented by the European Commission earlier today seeks to introduce new rules to safeguard the independence and pluralism of Europe’s media. The “must-carry” obligation included in the proposal, however, could be abused to force social media and other online platforms to spread disinformation or illegal content, the…

CCIA Response To California Governor Signing Legislation Aimed At Tech Companies

Washington – California Gov. Newsom signed legislation on Tuesday that imposes content moderation requirements on digital services platforms. AB 587 carries heavy compliance requirements along with costly penalties, which may limit what companies are currently doing to protect users from dangerous content online.  The Computer & Communications Industry Association offered comments this past July as…

New EU Cybersecurity Rules Are Well-intended, but Introduce Unnecessary Red Tape

Brussels, BELGIUM – The European Commission presented today a new Cyber Resilience Act (CRA), seeking to create extensive approval processes that a wide range of digital products and services would have to undergo before they can be sold and used on the EU market. The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe) supports the Commission’s…

EU Rules to Fight Child Sexual Abuse Should Be Future-proof and Respect Fundamental Rights

Brussels, BELGIUM – Legislation to combat and prevent child sexual abuse (CSA) proposed by the European Commission has an important role to play in protecting children in Europe and beyond. The CSA Regulation puts forward new obligations for online service providers to detect, remove and report child sexual abuse material (CSAM), as well as the…

IPEF Leaders Announce Trade Partners, Negotiating Objectives

Washington — The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and U.S Commerce Department officials hosted meetings with trading partners in Los Angeles this week for the first face-to-face ministerial meeting to discuss the goals of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).  At the conclusion of these meetings, the 14 Parties released Negotiation Objectives that…