Digital Attaches To Focus On Digital Economy, Internet Market Access

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a Digital Attaché pilot program where U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Officers will focus on digital policy issues and Internet market access in several key markets around the world.   The Computer & Communications Industry Association praised this Commerce Department program, which can help grow the…

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Senate Commerce Committee Conducts Oversight of FCC

Washington — All five FCC Commissioners appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday for an oversight hearing.  Amid questions peppered with discussion of accessing Denver Broncos’, Green Bay Packers’, and Minnesota Vikings’ games in different markets in Western states, the hearing covered a broad range of issues related to recent FCC actions.   Net Neutrality…

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CCIA Sends Letter To House Judiciary Committee Supporting Digital Security Ahead of Hearing

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee leaders ahead of their hearing on encryption Tuesday. In the letter, CCIA noted that while tech companies often do aid the government in investigations, they should not be forced to weaken digital security in ways that would create opportunities for…

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CCIA Welcomes Privacy Shield Package: Provides Legal Certainty, Strong Privacy Safeguards And Trust

Brussels — The European Justice Commissioner, Věra Jourová, today presented the full details of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the new framework for transatlantic commercial data flows.   The framework includes major privacy safeguards including: strong obligations on participating companies and enforcement, limitations and safeguards on government access, redress possibilities for consumers, and annual reviews. Today’s…

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President Obama Signs Judicial Redress Act – Key To Improve Transatlantic Trust

Washington – President Obama late yesterday signed an important bill into law which will extend some privacy rights to citizens of certain allied countries including European Union states.  Specifically, the Judicial Redress Act will give European citizens the right to review and correct inaccurate information about them held by U.S. federal agencies under the U.S.…

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