Tech Industry Warns Against French-German Plans To Weaken Encryption

Brussels, BELGIUM — French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, and German Interior Minister, Thomas de Maizière today called for a range of European security-related initiatives in Paris.  The ministers want their proposals discussed by the EU Heads of State and Government on 16 September. Cazeneuve welcomed the “undeniable progress” made by Internet operators to quickly remove…

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CCIA Offers Comments On FCC Proposal To Make Business Data Services More Competitive

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments Tuesday on the FCC’s proposed new rules for the business broadband marketplace. These business data services (BDS), formerly known as “special access,” are used for transactions like credit card processing or ATM withdrawals, and by schools, hospitals, libraries and businesses that require dedicated transmission lines…

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CCIA Welcomes DOJ Decision To Protect Competition, Consumer Access To Music

Washington — The Department of Justice announced today that it has concluded its multi-year review of the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees, and that it will refrain from altering the pro-competition provisions. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has been committed to fighting for effective competition and antitrust laws for decades, and had filed comments…

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CCIA Welcomes Article 29 Working Party Statement on Adoption of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Brussels, Belgium — Representatives of the EU’s national data protection authorities have recently issued a statement on the adoption of a new agreement to permit transatlantic data transfers between the EU and US. The Article 29 Working Party emphasized the importance of annual reviews and the various commitments by U.S. public authorities. The EU-U.S. Privacy…

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Microsoft Wins Appeal Over U.S. Government Attempt to Access Communications Stored Overseas

Washington — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled today that the Department of Justice may not use warrants issued pursuant to the Stored Communications Act to access the content of electronic communications stored outside the United States. The long-running case has been a key point of concern for online service providers…

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European Commission Sends New Statement of Objections to Google

Brussels, Belgium — The European Commission has announced a supplementary statement of objections in the Google comparison shopping case and new statement of objections about Google’s ‘AdSense’ service — a search ads placement service for third party websites. CCIA has more than forty years experience arguing for open and competitive markets. The following can be…

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