CCIA Supports Congressional Efforts Toward Federal Privacy Legislation

Washington – Members of Congress released a draft bill Friday the “American Data Privacy and Protection Act” that aims for baseline federal privacy protections. The bipartisan deal between Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and House Energy & Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rogers, R-Wash., would set…

CCIA Responds To Manager’s Amendment To Controversial Antitrust Bill

Washington – Sen. Amy Klobuchar reintroduced a slightly revised version of her controversial S. 2992 bill that had come under criticism for a range of issues from increasing costs on popular digital services to requiring U.S. firms to share data with foreign companies. The manager’s amendment unfortunately contains most of the same provisions. During the…

CCIA Files NTIA Comments On Competition in the Mobile App Ecosystem

Washington – As part of a Biden Administration executive order on promoting competition, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is currently reviewing the state of competition in mobile apps. The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments in response to the NTIA consultation ahead of a report to the White House…

CCIA Welcomes Commerce Department Guidance On State Broadband Expansion

Washington – The Department of Commerce has moved forward with rules to help states to expand broadband infrastructure deployment. Sec. Raimondo traveled to North Carolina to announce the guidelines issued today. This will enable states to tap into the $45 billion in broadband expansion grants that were allocated as part of the infrastructure plan that…

CCIA Statement on G7 Digital Economy Ministerial, Industry Recommendations

Washington — This week the G7 Digital Economy Ministers met under the G7 Germany presidency to discuss issues associated with the digital transformation in light of Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine. G7 Digital Ministers’ also discussed shared priorities for the future of digitalization and governance frameworks for the development and application of new technologies. …

New EU Distribution Rules Will Allow Discrimination Against Online Commerce

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission published the revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and associated Guidelines (VBER) today. This update sets the terms of trading between suppliers and their retailers or distributors for the next decade, both offline and online. The VBER is set to replace the current rules on 1 June 2022. The Computer…

CCIA, 37 Other Companies, Organizations Ask Congressional Conferees To Protect U.S. Consumers, Companies Rather Than Foreign Luxury Brands

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), along with 37 civil society groups, trade associations and companies, sent a letter Tuesday to House and Senate leaders and House and Senate conferees on the United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) and the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength…