European Top Court Invalidates Safe Harbor, Industry Calls For Predictable Rules

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its final ruling this morning in the case “Schrems Vs the Data Protection Commissioner.”  The high court decided to invalidate the 15 year old EU-U.S. framework for commercial data transfers, the Safe Harbor.  More than 4,000 European and International companies are Safe…

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European Commission Issues Platform Questions As Part Of DSM Strategy

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission has begun its public inquiry into online platforms, releasing its consultation today as part of developing its Digital Single Market strategy. The questions cover four main categories: the business practices of online platforms and consumer fairness intermediary liability of online companies data and cloud in digital ecosystems the collaborative…

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CCIA co-hosts event, sends letter ahead of EU-China summit

CCIA Europe co-hosted a well-attended breakfast event today, September 23, on the EU’s engagement with China on digital trade issues.  The occasion is next week’s EU-China High Level Economic Dialogue in Beijing which see senior EU participation by Commissioners Malmstrom, Oettinger and Katainen. Wednesday’s event also presented a new joint letter to the three Commissioners…

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Senate Drops Controversial Internet Reporting Requirement From Intelligence Bill

  Washington – Senate leaders have removed a controversial reporting requirement from the Intelligence Authorization Act. The measure would have turned online communications companies into Internet police, making it mandatory for them to report evidence of any potential terrorist activity, which could have subjected many innocent people to government investigation. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., had…

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CCIA, Mozilla File Court Brief Supporting FCC’s Open Internet Order

Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association and Mozilla filed a joint amicus curiae brief in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday supporting the FCC in the legal challenge to the Commission’s Open Internet order.  CCIA and Mozilla’s friend-of-the-court brief argues that from a technological and legal perspective, the FCC’s order is…

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Tech Industry Praises House Judiciary Committee Approval Of Judicial Redress Act

Washington — The House Judiciary Committee swiftly considered and approved legislation that would give Europeans and citizens of other allies similar rights Americans have to appeal errors related to information held by federal agencies.  The Computer & Communications Industry Association and others in the technology industry have been actively supporting the Judicial Redress Act (H.R.…

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