Supreme Court Rules That Cell Site Location Information Has Fourth Amendment Protection

Washington — Law enforcement cannot access a criminal suspect’s cell site location information without a warrant based on probable cause, according to a Supreme Court ruling today. Carpenter v. United States examined whether the warrantless seizure and search of historical cellphone records, revealing the location and movements of a cell phone user over the course…

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Supreme Court Opens Floodgates to Internet Extraterritorial Taxation in 5-4 Vote

Washington — The Supreme Court has issued a ruling permitting states to tax e-commerce providers outside their own borders. The case, pitting South Dakota against Wayfair, Overstock.com, and Newegg, was a closely watched dispute over whether these companies would have to collect taxes based on the hundreds of jurisdictions where their customers might live. While…

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CCIA Welcomes Political Agreement on the Free Flow of Data in the EU

Brussels — A political agreement was achieved late today on the legislative proposal on the free flow of non-personal data in the EU.  The European Parliament and the Council is expected to officially approve the agreed text in coming weeks after which the Regulation will become EU law. The European Commission presented its proposal for…

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European Parliament Committee Vote on Copyright Ignores Warnings From Academics, Civil Rights Groups and Online Sector

Brussels — The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament today adopted its report on the copyright proposal. MEPs adopted upload filters for online platforms and narrowly voted to introduce a publishers’ right, the so-called “link tax”.  The report is expected to be up for discussion at the European Parliament plenary session, likely in early…

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Event Recap: The Online Platform Ecosytem

On June 6,  CCIA hosted a conference on the online platform ecosystem in Brussels. After a keynote delivered by DG CNECT’s Werner Stengg we had an expert panel discussion on the right regulatory framework towards online platforms. That panel was followed by a panel composed exclusively of online sellers and app developers – i.e. important…

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European Commission Publishes Assessment on Takedown of Illegal Content

Brussels — The European Commission published today it’s “Progress Report towards an effective and genuine Security Union”. This report includes the first reporting following the publication in March of the Recommendation on measures to effectively tackle illegal content online. The Computer & Communications Industry Association shares the Commission’s goal of fighting illegal content online and…

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New Members: CCIA Europe Welcomes Samsung Electronics and Zebra Technologies

Brussels, BELGIUM  — Zebra Technologies is the latest company to join the Computer & Communications Industry Association. Zebra Technologies manufactures and sells innovative mobile computing solutions to businesses. Longtime member CCIA member Samsung Electronics has expanded to global membership. Samsung is a multinational electronics company known worldwide for its popular consumer electronics, home appliances, semiconductors…

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CCIA Joins Copyright Day of Action

Today CCIA Europe joins internet users, digital rights groups, scientific and research institutions, publishers and technology businesses for a Copyright Day of Action. Unfortunately, European Member States have adopted in May a very disappointing position on Copyright reform, impacting the freedom of expression and access to information of Internet users as well as many businesses…

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