CCIA Calls On Congress To Pass Surveillance Reforms After Court Finds Bulk Metadata Collection Illegal

Washington — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday that the NSA’s bulk collection of phone and other records was never authorized under section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.  The intelligence community has argued for the legality of their intelligence gathering practices since well before the first Snowden revelations about the extent…

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European Commission Releases Digital Single Market Strategy: The Good and The Bad

[Ed. Note: This piece originally appeared on CCIA’s Project DisCo blog] The European Commission has today released its new Digital Single Market Strategy. The objectives of the strategy sit within the wider political context: helping to restore a limp European economy to growth, whilst maintaining an effective welfare state and public services. Will this strategy help to deliver the…

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Europe’s Digital Strategy Must Enable Internet Innovation

Brussels – The European Commission today announced its determination to achieve the bold and necessary goal of creating a single European-wide digital market by stripping away unnecessary national rules. The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe) applauds the European Commission’s stated intention of growing Europe’s economy and embracing the Internet opportunity. However, it cautions…

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Stakeholders issue recommendations on major UN information society review

Geneva — As delegations convene this week in Geneva to agree on a resolution on the UN’s work on the information society, stakeholders agree on the following set of recommendations: The Resolution should recognise the significant progress achieved by information and communications technologies (ICTs) over the the last 10 years as outlined in the comprehensive CSTD…

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CCIA Applauds House Judiciary Committee Passage of USA FREEDOM Act, Urges Further Reform

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes today’s bipartisan vote to pass the USA FREEDOM Act out of the House Judiciary Committee.  The 25-2 margin demonstrates the efficacy and necessity of the reforms contained in the bill. The following can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black: “Though it does not…

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