CCIA Offers Recommendations Ahead of the First Meetings of EU-U.S. Trade & Technology Council

Washington —  The first meeting of the Trade & Technology Council remains, despite recent rumblings, scheduled to take place next week in Pittsburgh.  At the conclusion of the EU-U.S. Summit in June, parties announced a recommitment to the transatlantic partnership to address global trade challenges, and the creation of a high-level EU-US Trade and Technology…

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CCIA, NetChoice File Lawsuit Against Unconstitutional Texas Social Media Law

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has co-filed a lawsuit with NetChoice against an unconstitutional law in Texas that would discourage any companies that allow user-generated content from enforcing policies against dangerous content online. The Texas social media legislation sets a dangerous precedent by prohibiting “censoring” based on “viewpoint.”  This would compel private…

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CCIA Applauds Introduction of Bi-Partisan Bills To Increase Diversity And Transparency In The Patent System

Washington – U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the Ranking Member and Chair of the Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee, and Thom Tillis (R-NC) have introduced two bipartisan bills that promote transparency and diversity in the U.S. patent system.  One bill would require recording at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office who owns a patent within 90…

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New Study Shows Microsoft Holds 85% Market Share in U.S. Public Sector Productivity Software

Washington — A new study conducted by Omdia has found Microsoft’s share in the U.S. government office productivity software market to be approximately 85 percent, more than seven times the share of the next largest competitor. The research report outlines a number of consequences to the U.S. government’s overreliance on a single vendor, including higher…

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CCIA Whitepaper Identifies National Security Risks Posed By House Bills Targeting U.S. Tech Companies

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has released a white paper on the national security implications of several House-passed bills aimed at a handful of U.S. tech companies as they compete with foreign companies. These bills were introduced in June 2021 and were marked up without legislative hearings or input from stakeholders, particularly…

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Texas Governor Signs Unconstitutional Social Media Law Making It Easier To Sue Companies For Protecting Users Online

Washington — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed an unconstitutional bill that seeks to punish social media companies for following policies that protect internet users from dangerous content online. The legislation, which undermines First Amendment rights, would encourage lawsuits when content from anyone from those engaged in online scams to nefarious foreign actors is removed.…

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CCIA’s Response To European Commission Consultation On Upcoming Data Act

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has filed comments on the upcoming EU Data Act ahead of the Friday consultation deadline. The European Commission asked for comments on the new rules to govern how companies should be able to access, process, and share data with other companies and governments. CCIA shares the…

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Texas Legislators Approve Bill Making It Easier To Sue Companies For Policies Protecting Users Online

Washington — In a special session today, the Texas House passed a bill that would require companies to follow new guidance for enforcing content moderation policies.  Passage of the law comes after a federal judge ruled in favor of CCIA’s challenge to a similar Florida law, blocking it temporarily and noting the Florida law likely…

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