CCIA Welcomes New Hires In Brussels and DC Offices

Washington/Brussels, BELGIUM  — The Computer & Communications Industry Association is announcing new hires for both its DC and Brussels offices. Kayvan Hazemi-Jebelli (Kay) joins the Brussels team as Competition & Regulatory Counsel. Vann Bentley joins CCIA’s  Washington office as Policy Counsel, focusing on issues including artificial intelligence and telecommunications policy.  Kay is a competition lawyer…

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CCIA Identifies Trade Barriers For Internet and Technology Services to USTR

Washington — U.S. Internet and technology services are facing rising trade barriers around the world this part year from long-standing allies. The Computer & Communications Industry Association offered USTR examples of these new pressing digital trade barriers as part of trade officials’ annual request for comments. USTR will issue its National Trade Estimates (NTE) report…

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Independent Review Finds IRS Free File Program is Working, Successfully Serves Tens of Millions of Taxpayers

Washington — For over 15 years, CCIA has supported a public-private partnership between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and tax preparation software companies to provide free tax software to lower- and moderate-income taxpayers. We have sponsored hundreds of local events, in partnership with local non-profit groups, to make sure taxpayers know they do not have…

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CCIA Delegation Visits Croatia, Publishes Recommendations To New EU leadership

Brussels, BELGIUM — As a new European Union leadership takes office, the Computer & Communications Industry Association offers recommendations on how technology can help solve Europe’s societal challenges. CCIA is leading a delegation of tech companies to meet senior officials and startups in Zagreb Thursday and Friday ahead of Croatia taking over the Presidency of…

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Industry Raises Concerns with Mexico Tax Plans

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association  joined 8 other associations in sending a letter to U.S. officials expressing concerns with Mexico’s plans to amend its taxation laws in a way that discriminates against foreign technology firms and departs from longstanding global principles.  U.S. officials should discourage Mexico from pursuing these legislative changes, and…

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CCIA Encouraged by Increasing Support For Federal Privacy Legislation

Washington – The New Democrat Coalition, representing more than 100 House Democrats, has announced support for federal privacy legislation introduced by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, D-Wash. The bill would give consumers control over their personal information, empower the Federal Trade Commission with additional tools and resources to patrol online privacy practices, and ensure that individuals across…

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Tax Prep Study Affirms Free File Program, Points Out Obstacles to Broader Utilization

Washington — An independent review of the IRS’s free tax preparation partnership program recently affirmed the public benefits of the program. About 3 million people use the program each year and the study found that making it easier to find information about the program online would increase its utilization. Free File is a public-private partnership…

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