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…

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CCIA Recommendations on Canada’s Online News Act Ahead of Committee Hearing

Washington — The Heritage Committee in the House of Commons of Canada will meet at a  hearing on Friday afternoon to discuss Bill C-18, dubbed “the Online News Act.” The bill would require large “digital news intermediaries” including search engines and social media platforms to pay Canadian news companies to index their content or to…

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CCIA Testifies Before District of Columbia Council On Artificial Intelligence

Washington – The District of Columbia Council Committee on Government Operations and Facilities will hear from experts Thursday about the potential impacts of proposed legislation, B24-0558, aimed at regulating automated decision making. Khara Boender, State Policy Director for the Computer & Communications Industry offered written comments and expressed to the Committee that CCIA shares their…

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Senate Judiciary Committee Approves JCPA

Washington – The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved S. 673, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, after a new amendment was adopted during the markup Thursday. This follows partisan disagreement over the controversial legislation, which proposes to exempt some news media outlets from antitrust laws and encourages the formation of a news cartel. Unfortunately the…

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CCIA Statement on Florida’s Petition To U.S. Supreme Court In Social Media Law Case

Washington – Florida has filed a legal brief asking the Supreme Court to hear the case challenging its social media law, which an appeals court struck down in May as unconstitutional. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled unanimously in a 3-0 decision that Florida’s social media censorship law violated the First…

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CCIA Offers Comments to USTR on Proposed U.S.-Kenya Trade Partnership

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on its proposed U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade & Investment Partnership, providing recommendations to boost and support digital trade between the two countries.  CCIA welcomes the Biden Administration’s desire to expand trade opportunities with Kenya and encourages the United…

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Appeals Court In Texas Social Media Case Says Statute May Go Into Effect

Washington – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued an opinion that would allow Texas’ ‘Fairness Doctrine for the Internet’ statute, HB 20, to take effect. It issued an order vacating the district court injunction of the Texas law, which would prohibit social media companies from removing dangerous or offensive content…

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European Media Freedom Act: Fight Against Disinformation and Illegal Content Requires Balanced Relationship Between Media and Online Platforms

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Media Freedom Act presented by the European Commission earlier today seeks to introduce new rules to safeguard the independence and pluralism of Europe’s media. The “must-carry” obligation included in the proposal, however, could be abused to force social media and other online platforms to spread disinformation or illegal content, the…

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CCIA Response To California Governor Signing Legislation Aimed At Tech Companies

Washington – California Gov. Newsom signed legislation on Tuesday that imposes content moderation requirements on digital services platforms. AB 587 carries heavy compliance requirements along with costly penalties, which may limit what companies are currently doing to protect users from dangerous content online.  The Computer & Communications Industry Association offered comments this past July as…

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New EU Cybersecurity Rules Are Well-intended, but Introduce Unnecessary Red Tape

Brussels, BELGIUM – The European Commission presented today a new Cyber Resilience Act (CRA), seeking to create extensive approval processes that a wide range of digital products and services would have to undergo before they can be sold and used on the EU market. The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe) supports the Commission’s…

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