CCIA Welcomes Proposal to End Forced Data Localisation in EU Member States

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission (EC) today released its proposal on the free flow of non-personal data in the EU.  The proposed regulation prohibits EU member states from requiring that data be stored nationally unless ”justified on grounds of public security.”  The proposal seeks to remove existing and prevent further national barriers which currently…

EU Countries Question The Compatibility Of Copyright Reform With EU Fundamental Rights

Brussels — This morning, the website Statewatch published a leaked EU Council document on the copyright reform, in which a number of European countries are strongly questioning its compatibility with European fundamental rights. For the past year, the European Commission has been explaining that Article 13 of its copyright proposal – despite upending the liability…

CCIA Warns FCC About Economic Consequences Of Weakening Net Neutrality

Washington — Investment and innovation have thrived under the FCC’s current internet access rules preventing content blocking, throttling, and discrimination. The Computer & Communications Industry Association warned the FCC in reply comments filed today that millions of businesses, from retail to tech, that use the internet would be harmed if it goes through with plans…

Regulators Should Allow Interaction Applications to Continue to Evolve CCIA Says in ITU Filing

Brussels, BELGIUM — As a UN intergovernmental body considers internet-enabled applications, the Computer & Communications Industry Association expressed concern about it expanding its mandate. CCIA has submitted comments to the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Open Consultation on the “Public Policy considerations for OTTs”. The ITU has for decades sought to ensure access to information and…

Tech Associations Send Letter To Senators About Problems With Proposed Changes CDA-230

Washington – CCIA joined nine other associations in a letter to senators about the unintended consequences of legislation to update Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. While associations support their goal of shutting down organizations like Backpage that facilitate human trafficking, the proposed bill would ensnare legitimate companies. CCIA also expressed its concerns in…