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February 26, 2021
CCIA Welcomes New Momentum towards Global Tax Reform at G20 Finance Ministers Meeting

Brussels, BELGIUM — A meeting of G20 Finance Ministers today showed strong signs of broad support for reaching an agreement this year on global tax reforms through the OECD  negotiations. This was the first meeting with incoming U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who stated the U.S. “was committed to the multilateral discussions on both pillars…

February 24, 2021
Economist, State Director Join CCIA

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomed two new staffers this week. Trevor Wagener is the Director of Research and Economics and Alyssa Doom is the State Policy Director.   Wagener will oversee economic and policy research and do outreach with policymakers and the public on relevant empirical findings.  Before joining CCIA Wagener was…

CCIA Comments Ahead of House Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing This Week

Washington — House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline resumes his attack on the tech industry this week with a hearing Thursday. The Committee held numerous hearings during the last Congress to build support for additional regulation, with Computer & Communications Industry Association President Matt Schruers as one of the witnesses at the lead-off hearing.…

February 22, 2021
Trevor Wagener

Director of Research and Economics Trevor Wagener is the Director of Research and Economics for the Computer & Communications Industry Association, where he leads CCIA’s research agenda, conducts and oversees economic and policy research, and educates policy makers and the public about relevant empirical findings. Before joining CCIA in February 2021, Mr. Wagener served since…

Alyssa Doom

State Policy Director Alyssa Doom is the State Policy Director at the Computer & Communications Industry Association, where she oversees CCIA’s engagement with policymakers at the state and local level. Prior to joining CCIA, she served as a manager for the Pew Charitable Trusts where her team worked with government leaders to promote the use…

February 19, 2021
CCIA Applauds EU-UK Data Flow Decision

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission today announced two new adequacy decisions for the transfer of EU personal data to the United Kingdom.  With these decisions, the European Commission considers that the United Kingdom provides a level of protection of EU personal data that is equivalent to the EU’s laws. Once approved, UK and EU…

February 18, 2021
CCIA, Industry Groups File Complaint Against Maryland Digital Tax

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association and a coalition of trade associations joined in filing a federal complaint against Maryland’s recent Act imposing a “Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax”, aimed at technology companies. The Act attempts to collect an estimated $250 million from a small number of companies in the first year, according…

February 10, 2021
EU Council e-Privacy Agreement Paves Way for Final Negotiations, CCIA Urges Further Improvements

Brussels, BELGIUM — The EU Member States (“EU Council”) today approved a joint position on the e-Privacy Regulation, originally proposed in 2017. This decision paves the way for final negotiations with the European Parliament and the European Commission. The proposed e-Privacy Regulation entails new privacy rules that will affect how Europeans consume online services from…

Tech Sector Bodies Call for New Effort in Global Talks on Digital Taxation

Technology sector organisations techUK, the City of London Corporation, Allied for Start-ups, the Developers Alliance and the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) have today issued a joint letter calling for a new effort from the U.S., EU and UK to agree a common approach to the taxation of the digital economy at the OECD.…