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June 04, 2021
CCIA, NetChoice File Motion To Block Unconstitutional Florida Content Moderation Law

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has co-filed a motion for preliminary injunction with NetChoice, asking a Tallahassee federal district court to block an unconstitutional state law from taking effect next month. The motion follows the two plaintiffs’ lawsuit last week, which challenged the measure. The Florida law infringes on rights of freedom…

August 03, 2022
Senator Tillis Introduces Bill On Patent Eligibility

Washington – Sen. Thom Tillis, R-SC, has introduced legislation that aims to revamp what kind of inventive activity is eligible for a patent.  This area of law was most recently clarified by the Supreme Court in a quarter of decisions from 2010-2014. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has advocated for balanced patent policy that…

July 28, 2022
CCIA Welcomes Senate Introduction Of Net Neutrality Legislation

Washington – Senators Ed Markey and Ron Wyden have introduced legislation to make Broadband Internet Access Service (BIAS) an express form of “telecommunications service” and thus subject to the protections of so-called net neutrality under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934.  Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., has introduced a companion bill in the House. …

CCIA Welcomes House Passage of CHIPS Bill

Washington – Following the Senate’s vote to advance, the House passed legislation to boost U.S. competitiveness with investment in U.S. microchip manufacturing, 5G wireless deployment, basic science, and research and development. The CHIPS Act passed the Senate Wednesday and will now be sent to President Biden to be signed into law.  The legislation will help…

CCIA Files ITC Comments In Request To Block Some Apple Products

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry filed comments in response to an International Trade Commission request, saying it should not exclude Apple products that contribute to health and fitness. The filing by CCIA and NetChoice notes the devices the ITC is considering blocking contribute to identifying health issues like early detection of atrial fibrillation. …

July 20, 2022
CCIA Response to House Commerce Committee Advancing New Version of Privacy Bill

Washington – The House Commerce Committee has marked up and approved H.R. 8152, the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA), sending it out of committee today by a vote of 53-2. Several representatives of the digital technology sector, including the Computer & Communications Industry Association, have lauded the prospect that H.R. 8152 could establish,…

CCIA Applauds Advancement of CHIPS bill in Senate

Washington – The Senate is moving ahead with debate on a broader bill to boost U.S. competitiveness with investment in U.S. microchip manufacturing, 5G wireless deployment, basic science, and research and development. Senators voted 64-34 on Tuesday night to move ahead with debate on H.R. 4346, the current legislative vehicle carrying the “CHIPS Act,” a…

July 11, 2022
ICYMI: Experts Warn FTC Should Not Misuse Authority to Remake Antitrust Law

Washington – Concurrences Review and the Computer & Communications Industry Association hosted an event at the National Press Club June 27 on the Federal Trade Commission’s rulemaking authority. Throughout the day-long event, experts discussed the role of Congress vs. the FTC in changing antitrust law, and the legal and chilling economic impact of FTC’s approach…

July 08, 2022
CCIA Submits Comments To OSTP Supporting Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments in response to an Office of Science and Technology Policy request for information on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs), which are automated processes for minimizing data usage and disclosure. PETs have the ability to “recode privacy law” in a manner that minimizes risk of unwanted disclosure…

July 07, 2022
CCIA Offers Recommendations for the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative detailing recommendations on priorities for the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade. In June, the Biden administration announced the launch of the economic and trade partnership between the U.S. and Taiwan to “advance and deepen the important U.S.-Taiwan…