EU Competition Commissioner Issues Statement of Objections to Google

Brussels – Today, European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager announced that the European Commission has issued a statement of objections in the Google competition investigation.  The Commission’s preliminary case focuses on the functioning of Google’s shopping results. Furthermore, Ms. Vestager also announced the opening of a separate official investigation of Google’s Android operating system. The announcement…

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CCIA Presents Recommendations And Hosts Stakeholder Event, As EU And US Leaders Agree On Digital Cooperation

Brussels — Senior officials from the U.S. Government and the European Commission meet in Brussels today to agree on a blueprint for digital cooperation.  In advance the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has prepared ten recommendations on how to boost our transatlantic digital economy and restore trust. The heads of the EU and U.S.…

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H-1B Applications Again Go to Lottery

Days after the application period opened, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the number of H-1B temporary work visa applications received already surpasses the annual statutory cap for FY 2016. The 20,000 cap for advanced degree holders was also surpassed. With the filing period now having been closed on Apr. 7,…

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Register Now: Transatlantic Internet Policy Reception

On Tuesday, April 14, CCIA Europe invites you to join us for a Transatlantic Internet Policy Reception in honor of Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda and Deputy Director-General Roberto Viola. The event will immediately follow the EU-U.S. Information Society Dialogue and coincides with the five year anniversary of CCIA’s Brussels office. Transatlantic Internet Policy Reception April 14,…

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MEPs, Academics, Businesses Discuss CCIA/EDiMA Internet Opportunity Study

Brussels  — Just a month after an OECD report calling on Europe to boost productivity, CCIA and EDiMA released a report illustrating untapped potential of the Internet that could do just that. Brian Williamson of Plum Consulting presented his study ahead of a panel discussions at the CCIA/EDiMA hosted event at the Residential Palace Tuesday.…

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CCIA Joins Letter Asking Congress To Stop NSA From Bulk Data Collection

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined a coalition letter urging Congress to pass legislation to stop the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of electronic communications. The companies, civil liberties groups, and associations said Congress should not renew the NSA program in its current form, which is set to expire June 1. The…

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