Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Flawed Bill That Would Harm Consumers, Economy, Security

Washington – The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that would affect low-cost and free-to-the-user digital services offered by a handful of digital companies. The new regulations carve out most tech competitors – including overseas rivals positioning themselves to fill a void created by overregulation. The Computer & Communications Industry Association, an international not for…

CCIA Opposes Inclusion of SHOP SAFE in USICA

CCIA has concerns with the potential inclusion of H.R. 5374, the Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening Against Fakes in E-Commerce (“SHOP SAFE”) Act, in the United States Innovation and Competition Act (“USICA”).  USICA (formerly known as the Endless Frontier Act) is critically important legislation that will aid the U.S. technology sector well into…

CCIA Europe Releases Position Paper With Artificial Intelligence Policy Recommendations

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has released a position paper with recommendations on Artificial Intelligence regulations so that Europe can capture the benefits of innovation without risking public trust. The paper includes feedback on the European Commission’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) framework and what clarifications would be useful to ensure companies better…

CCIA Statement on Canada Moving Forward on Digital Services Tax

Washington — Canada announced this week that it will take steps to implement a digital services tax, as announced by Department of Finance Canada. The Canada tax closely mirrors other unilateral measures pursued by European countries in recent years, which have been subject to trade investigations that found the taxes discriminatory against U.S. tech companies…

CCIA Encourages Trilogue Negotiations to Focus on Making the Digital Markets Act Workable

Brussels, BELGIUM — Today the European Parliament adopted its negotiating position on the Digital Markets Act (DMA), largely adopting the amendments approved by the committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection, which is leading in the proposal. With the Council of Ministers of the European Union having recently agreed on their ‘general approach’, this milestone…

CCIA Welcomes the Council’s General Approach on the Digital Services Act, Cautions More Work Needed on the Digital Markets Act

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes the general approach reached today by the EU Ministers on the digital services act (DSA), but cautions that more work is needed on the general approach agreed on the Digital Markets Act (DMA). Trilogue negotiations will start shortly thereafter for both the DMA and the…

CCIA Welcomes EU Objective to Increase Transparency in Political Advertising

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission presented a legislative proposal today that seeks to harmonise the rules on transparency to political advertising. It also aims to modernise the framework, making the rules fit for the digital age. The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes the European Commission’s overall objectives. The proposal emphasizes that EU citizens…

16 leading trade associations call on MEPs to ensure the DSA remains a workable, balanced and future proof

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe) and 15 other leading trade associations representing startups, SMEs, technology, advertising, and media organisations today sent a joint letter to Members of the European Parliament on the Digital Services Act (DSA). The letter urges lawmakers to deliver on the promise to strengthen and protect…

New Study Finds House, Senate Bills Would Have Blocked A Fifth Of Acquisitions

Washington — An economic analysis of the merger and acquisition restrictions in House and Senate legislation finds the provisions would have blocked a significant source of spending on tech startups and resulted in more of them failing. The study, “Irreplaceable Acquisitions: Proposed Platform Regulation and Venture Capital,”  looks at sources of spending on acquisitions of…