EU Rules to Fight Child Sexual Abuse Should Be Future-proof and Respect Fundamental Rights

Brussels, BELGIUM – Legislation to combat and prevent child sexual abuse (CSA) proposed by the European Commission has an important role to play in protecting children in Europe and beyond. The CSA Regulation puts forward new obligations for online service providers to detect, remove and report child sexual abuse material (CSAM), as well as the…

IPEF Leaders Announce Trade Partners, Negotiating Objectives

Washington — The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and U.S Commerce Department officials hosted meetings with trading partners in Los Angeles this week for the first face-to-face ministerial meeting to discuss the goals of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).  At the conclusion of these meetings, the 14 Parties released Negotiation Objectives that…

CCIA To Testify Before FTC On Privacy Thursday

Washington –The Computer & Communications Industry Association will testify Thursday during the Federal Trade Commission’s Public Forum on Privacy. CCIA supports baseline federal privacy rules for the Internet ecosystem. CCIA Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President Stephanie Joyce will tell the FTC that federal law should protect sensitive user data that can be linked…

CCIA Statement On Senate Bill That Would Change Antitrust Laws For News Organizations

Washington — Legislation to exempt some news media outlets from antitrust laws against collusion known as the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act is scheduled to be marked up by the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday.  The Computer & Communications Industry Association has defended competition in the marketplace for 50 years and fought media consolidation and mergers…

CCIA Release White Paper on Canada’s Proposed Online News Act, Details Threats to U.S.-Canada Trade Relationship

Washington — Canada is expected to soon renew legislative debate on Bill C-18, referred to as the “Online News Act.” The Online News Act would impose payment obligations to news publishers on one set of market participants in the country’s news industry, targeting U.S. Internet services.  The Computer & Communications Industry Association has released a…

California Passes Bills Impacting Content Moderation, Online Privacy, Data

Washington – As California wraps up its legislative session, lawmakers approved several problematic bills regarding online content moderation, data privacy, and algorithms, which will now be sent to the governor to be signed into law by Sept. 30. The bills range from regulating devices and features on online platforms to holding companies responsible for underage…

9 Associations Call for Balanced Liability Rules for Consumers and Businesses

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe) and eight other leading trade associations representing startups, SMEs, and technology companies sent an industry letter to the European Commission on the upcoming revision of the EU liability framework last week. The letter encourages the Commission to ensure that the new liability rules for…

CCIA Files Comments On South African Online Platforms Market Report

Washington – South Africa’s Competition Commission has requested comments on its provisional report on Online Intermediation Platforms, which expresses concern about how particular features of online platforms could impede competition. The Computer & Communications Industry Association offered comments today, explaining the benefits of various business models and services behind online intermediation platforms as well as…

CCIA Offers PTO Comments On Improving Patent Quality, Discouraging Legal Antics With Invalid Patents

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association said the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office should not leave an invalid patent in force, even if the challenger is to be sanctioned, and recommended that any sanctions should focus on the party, not on the proceeding. Today’s filing comes in response to a request by the…