Senators Introduce Bill to Curb Government Surveillance

Washington – Senators Richard Blumenthal, Rand Paul, Mark Udall and Ron Wyden have introduced bipartisan legislation this week to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to curtail the overbroad collection of bulk communications data that the government has claimed was legal. The legislation would not restrict the ability of the government to collect data…

House Judiciary Committee Releases Internet Taxation Principles

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today welcomed the release of the House Judiciary Committee’s basic principles on Internet sales taxation. Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s, R-Va., seven principles addressed issues like the need for tech neutrality and simplicity. These are issues CCIA had raised in opposing the Senate’s Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA).  We hope these…

CCIA Welcomes European Commission’s Plan For Telecom Market Reforms

Brussels – The European Commission has proposed its long-awaited telecommunications reforms Wednesday evening, designed to bring simpler rules for telecom companies offering service throughout Europe and giving consumers more rights to reach the platforms and content of their choice on the Internet. The Computer & Communications Industry Association today praised the proposal as it creates…

New Research Shows High Bandwidth Online Services Create Demand for Faster, More Expensive, Broadband

Brussels – The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), the international organisation for the Internet industries, is today releasing two studies about the 21st century consumer and broadband. These precede the likely adoption of a Regulation on telecommunications by the European Commission next week. First, a survey of 934 consumers in Italy, France and Germany…