New EU Cyber Security Directive should focus on protection of truly critical infrastructure

The European Parliament’s vote from March 2014 correctly improved the scope of the Network and Information Directive by focusing on truly critical infrastructure such as the energy, banking, and transport sectors.  CCIA encourages the Council to maintain the same focus in their discussions.  We support the Council’s work and welcome the Italian Presidency’s goal of…

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FBI Seeks Even Broader Surveillance Power From Judicial Advisory Committee

Washington – The FBI’s request to significantly expand the government’s power to remotely search stored electronic data is the subject of a hearing before the Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts Wednesday morning. Currently constitutional protections require that the FBI get a warrant signed by a judge…

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CCIA Joins Letter Asking Congress To Increase MLAT Funding

CCIA joined today with several other trade associations in sending a letter urging Congressional leadership to support additional funding for processes related to the United States’ many bilateral Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties. It requests that Congress provide additional resources for the DOJ offices that process foreign law enforcement requests for evidence and electronic records, which…

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An Open Internet is the Goal of Both Our US Delegation at ITU and the FCC

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is an arm of the United Nations and is dedicated to global coordination of things like satellite orbital slots, terrestrial spectrum use, and technical standards for interoperability of telecom networks.  Currently the ITU is in the midst of a weeks-long meeting in Busan, South Korea. Already, the former Deputy Secretary…

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Internet Users In New York To Speak At Hearing Supporting Open Internet

Washington – New York leaders are hosting a hearing tonight on two pending FCC decisions that would impact Internet Users in their state – preserving the Open Internet and stopping the Comcast-Time Warner merger. Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, New York City Mayoral Counsel Maya Wiley and former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps…

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“Sky is Rising” Entertainment Industry Economic Report Shows More Creative Output, Opportunities For Creators

Washington – A new report finds online services and tools for distribution are fueling more creative opportunities and content than ever before. The Computer & Communications Industry Association released a study it commissioned, “The Sky is Rising,” co-authored by Mike Masnick, who writes about technology policy for Techdirt and is founder and CEO of Floor…

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