CCIA Applauds Decision to Retain Joint DoJ-FTC Merger Review Jurisdiction

Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today applauded the Justice Department’s decision to scuttle an agreement that would have granted it sole authority to review most mergers within the information-technology industry. The Department’s retreat followed months of criticism of its decision to withdrawal from the Microsoft antitrust proceeding. Nine states formerly…

CCIA Opposes Online Personal Privacy Act

Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today announced its strong opposition S. 2201, the Online Personal Privacy Act. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is expected to consider this legislation tomorrow. “We believe that this legislation will cause great harm to the Internet and electronic commerce,” said Ed Black,…

CCIA Urges Senate to Pass TPA Immediately

Washington, DC – Today, Ed Black, President & CEO of the Computer & Communications Industry Association joined other leading high-tech association heads in calling for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Black said: “It is clear that one of the most effective ways to stimulate the economy is through free trade. Our industry is the…

CCIA Warns of Competitive Harm of AT&T-Comcast Merger

Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of America Highlight Consumer Harm at Joint News Conference Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association today appeared with two of the nation’s most respected consumer advocates, Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America, at a news briefing to discuss the competitive and consumer harm of the proposed…

CCIA Warns of Competitive Harm of AT&T-Comcast Merger

Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of America Highlight Consumer Harm at Joint News Conference Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association today appeared with two of the nation’s most respected consumer advocates, Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America, at a news briefing to discuss the competitive and consumer harm of the proposed…

CCIA Objects to Online Personal Privacy Act

Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) announced its opposition to new privacy legislation introduced by Senator Ernest Hollings (D-S.C.) today. The bill is Sen. Hollings’ latest version of various privacy proposals he has put forward in recent years. “We certainly appreciate Senator Hollings’ efforts to ameliorate the harm this legislation would…

CCIA Opposes Federal Technology Mandates

Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today announced its opposition to legislation proposed yesterday by Senator Fritz Hollings (D-South Carolina). The Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (CBDTPA) of 2002, will force poorly designed and unworkable standards upon industry resulting in a freeze in innovation, a decrease in consumer choice…