CCIA Praises Surveillance Reform Plans At Senate Judiciary Hearing

Washington – During a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing Wednesday afternoon, Computer & Communications Industry Association President & CEO Ed Black testified on why it is in the national interest to reform the scope of government surveillance and to be transparent about remaining data collection practices so that Congress and the American people can evaluate…

CCIA Applauds Introduction of Digital Trade Act

Washington — Today, Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senator John Thune, R- S.D., introduced the Digital Trade Act. The Computer & Communications Industry Association testified before the International Trade Commission earlier this year, saying digital trade is critical because the Internet is responsible for 21 percent of the GDP growth in mature economies over the…

Tech Companies Release Surveillance Reform Principles

Washington – A number of leading tech companies today released a list of surveillance reform principles. These principles include sensible limitations on government collection of information — including bulk collection, enhanced oversight, increased transparency, and international coordination aimed at avoiding conflicting laws across international borders. The principles also emphasize the importance of the free flow…

Senate Offers Patent Reform Bill; CCIA Optimistic About Reform Proposals

Washington –Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy has introduced the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013. The bill offers key reforms that would improve transparency of patent ownership, offer protections for end users sued for patent infringement, as well as for those targeted by fraudulent demand letters. The bill is co-sponsored by Judiciary Committee Senators…