Senate Reintroduces Bill To Undermine Legal Basis For Digital Services’ Efforts To Address Dangerous Content

Washington – Senator Graham and Senator Blumenthal have reintroduced the “Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies” (EARN IT) Act, which would weaken the law companies rely upon to address objectionable activity online, commonly referred to as Section 230, in a misdirected effort to combat child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online.  The bill is…

CCIA Submits Comments Ahead of USTR’s Annual Special 301 Report On IP Trade Barriers

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed Special 301 comments today with the U.S. Trade Representative, asking USTR to identify countries using intellectual property rules in ways that pose trade barriers for U.S. exporters in its upcoming Special 301 report. The following can be attributed to CCIA President Matt Schruers:  “Countries, including longtime…

New Deloitte Studies Find Retailers Innovating and Competing to Give Consumers More Choices Than Ever Before

Washington – New survey research by Deloitte on small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and consumers finds that competition in retail is benefiting consumers with more choice, competitive pricing and constant innovation. The studies, “Retail Today” and “Consumer Preferences Embrace a Mix of Physical and Digital,” look at how consumer preferences for price, convenience, and product…

CCIA hosts event on EU Foreign Subsidies Proposal

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe) today hosted a webinar looking at the potential impact on the European economy of the proposed EU Regulation on foreign subsidies today. Speakers were: Christophe Hansen, Member of the European Parliament and Rapporteur of the proposal Alexandre Bertuzzi, Case Handler Officer, DG Competition, European…

CCIA Welcomes House’s America COMPETES Act, Expresses Concern About Combining It With More Controversial, Harmful Measures

Washington – While CCIA applauds the America COMPETES Act for ensuring that the U.S. tech sector can compete with China by investing in AI, quantum computing, and other emerging technology, the proposal includes concerning language regarding unrelated matters like trademark-infringing goods. The proposal’s attempts to address counterfeits create an untested new IP liability scheme for…

Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Flawed Bill That Would Harm Consumers, Economy, Security

Washington – The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that would affect low-cost and free-to-the-user digital services offered by a handful of digital companies. The new regulations carve out most tech competitors – including overseas rivals positioning themselves to fill a void created by overregulation. The Computer & Communications Industry Association, an international not for…

CCIA Statement on European Parliament Plenary Vote on the Digital Services Act

Brussels, BELGIUM – The European Parliament today voted to adopt its position on the Digital Services Act (DSA). Last-minute amendments include limitations to personalised advertising and a new, broad obligation on all types of intermediaries to verify their business users. There has been no EU assessment on how these potential new requirements will impact the…

Senate Committee Offers Managers’ Amendment, Presses On With Legislation That Harms Popular Tech Services, Increases Security Risks

Washington – Senate Judiciary Committee leaders have offered a managers’ amendment for a tech regulation bill the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark up Thursday. The legislation that would affect low-cost and free-to-the-user digital services offered by a handful of tech companies with new regulations that carve out most tech competitors – including foreign…

CCIA Opposes Inclusion of SHOP SAFE in USICA

CCIA has concerns with the potential inclusion of H.R. 5374, the Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening Against Fakes in E-Commerce (“SHOP SAFE”) Act, in the United States Innovation and Competition Act (“USICA”).  USICA (formerly known as the Endless Frontier Act) is critically important legislation that will aid the U.S. technology sector well into…