European Parliament Committee Vote on Copyright Ignores Warnings From Academics, Civil Rights Groups and Online Sector

Brussels — The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament today adopted its report on the copyright proposal. MEPs adopted upload filters for online platforms and narrowly voted to introduce a publishers’ right, the so-called “link tax”.  The report is expected to be up for discussion at the European Parliament plenary session, likely in early…

Event Recap: The Online Platform Ecosytem

On June 6,  CCIA hosted a conference on the online platform ecosystem in Brussels. After a keynote delivered by DG CNECT’s Werner Stengg we had an expert panel discussion on the right regulatory framework towards online platforms. That panel was followed by a panel composed exclusively of online sellers and app developers – i.e. important…

European Commission Publishes Assessment on Takedown of Illegal Content

Brussels — The European Commission published today it’s “Progress Report towards an effective and genuine Security Union”. This report includes the first reporting following the publication in March of the Recommendation on measures to effectively tackle illegal content online. The Computer & Communications Industry Association shares the Commission’s goal of fighting illegal content online and…

New Members: CCIA Europe Welcomes Samsung Electronics and Zebra Technologies

Brussels, BELGIUM  — Zebra Technologies is the latest company to join the Computer & Communications Industry Association. Zebra Technologies manufactures and sells innovative mobile computing solutions to businesses. Longtime member CCIA member Samsung Electronics has expanded to global membership. Samsung is a multinational electronics company known worldwide for its popular consumer electronics, home appliances, semiconductors…

CCIA Joins Copyright Day of Action

Today CCIA Europe joins internet users, digital rights groups, scientific and research institutions, publishers and technology businesses for a Copyright Day of Action. Unfortunately, European Member States have adopted in May a very disappointing position on Copyright reform, impacting the freedom of expression and access to information of Internet users as well as many businesses…

Net Neutrality Enforcement Ends Today

Washington — As of today, the agency Congress created to oversee communications networks will no longer ban broadband internet service providers from slowing, blocking or discriminating against internet content. The FCC voted late last year to abdicate its role in protecting net neutrality. The internet has historically had these rules, but the largest ISPs have…

CCIA Supports Encrypt Act

Washington — Representatives Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Mike Bishop, R-Mich, Suzan DelBene, D-Wa., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, have reintroduced the ENCRYPT Act. The bill would prevent states from mandating or requesting weakened encryption, backdoors, or decryption from manufacturers and providers of consumer Internet devices and services. The Computer & Communications Industry Association, which represents device makers,…

Data flows in the EU: CCIA welcomes European Parliament vote, urges fast and ambitious final adoption

Brussels — The European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection  today voted through the legislative proposal on the free flow of non-personal data in the EU.  The committee vote gives the Parliament mandate to start negotiations with the European Council with possibly final adoption of the legislation as early as this month. EU…