Investment, Innovation in European Ecommerce Companies Booming, Study Reveals

Brussels — Investors are betting on the continued growth of Europe’s ecommerce market with investment into both public and private ecommerce companies growing from millions to billions in the past three years. That is the finding of an an ecommerce study CCIA Europe commissioned from independent equity research house ‘The Analyst’. The study examined the…

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European Commission Issues Guidance On Transatlantic Data Flows, Wants Quick Agreement On New “Bulletproof” Safe Harbour

Brussels – The European Commission today issued guidance to companies after the European Court of Justice invalidated the 15 years old EU-U.S. Safe Harbour framework which EU and U.S. big and small companies depend on for transatlantic commercial data transfers. The new Communication confirms the position taken by the Article 29 Working Party, that “transatlantic…

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House Judiciary Subcommittee Examines Data Flow Policies, Other Digital Trade Barriers

Washington — House Judiciary IP & Internet subcommittee chairman Darrell Issa opened Tuesday’s hearing titled “International Data Flows: Promoting Digital Trade in the 21st Century” by saying policies blocking data flows could lead countries to other unfair trade practices like demanding source code or trade secrets.  He said restricting Internet data from flowing across national…

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UK Proposes Bill To Increase Government Surveillance

Brussels — The United Kingdom today presented the draft Investigatory Powers Bill which raises serious concerns about privacy rights and government surveillance. The bill will require Internet and social media companies and Internet Access Providers to retain “bulk collection” of large volumes of personal communications data for access by police, security services and other public…

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House Subcommittee Digs Into “Dig Once” Bill and Other Legislation to Speed Broadband Deployment

Washington – The House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on October 28th titled “Breaking Down Barriers to Broadband Infrastructure Deployment.”  Internet usage is exploding, and broadband access is a national priority.  Panelists and Members of the Committee discussed various ways to speed broadband deployment, including at least six bills…

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House Subcommittee Digs Into "Dig Once" Bill and Other Legislation to Speed Broadband Deployment

Washington – The House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on October 28th titled “Breaking Down Barriers to Broadband Infrastructure Deployment.”  Internet usage is exploding, and broadband access is a national priority.  Panelists and Members of the Committee discussed various ways to speed broadband deployment, including at least six bills…

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Debunking Myths about Title II’s Effect on Internet Investment

Opponents of the FCC’s Open Internet rules have frequently stated that the rules will stifle ISP investment and innovation, yielding “unintended negative consequences for consumers and various parts of the Internet ecosystem for years to come.”  Though some opponents argued at Tuesday’s hearing before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology that Title…

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Debunking Myths about Title II's Effect on Internet Investment

Opponents of the FCC’s Open Internet rules have frequently stated that the rules will stifle ISP investment and innovation, yielding “unintended negative consequences for consumers and various parts of the Internet ecosystem for years to come.”  Though some opponents argued at Tuesday’s hearing before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology that Title…

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