CCIA Sends Letter To House Judiciary Committee Supporting Digital Security Ahead of Hearing

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee leaders ahead of their hearing on encryption Tuesday. In the letter, CCIA noted that while tech companies often do aid the government in investigations, they should not be forced to weaken digital security in ways that would create opportunities for…

CCIA Welcomes Privacy Shield Package: Provides Legal Certainty, Strong Privacy Safeguards And Trust

Brussels — The European Justice Commissioner, Věra Jourová, today presented the full details of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the new framework for transatlantic commercial data flows.   The framework includes major privacy safeguards including: strong obligations on participating companies and enforcement, limitations and safeguards on government access, redress possibilities for consumers, and annual reviews. Today’s…

CCIA Praises Introduction of Encrypt Act

Washington — Representatives Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX) introduced the ENCRYPT Act of 2016 today. The bill would prevent states from mandating or requesting weakened encryption, backdoors, or decryption from manufacturers and providers of consumer Internet devices and services. In the last year, law enforcement and intelligence community officials have sparked another debate…