Congress Considers Risky App Store Regulation Bill During Lame-Duck

Bill Would Increase Security Risks for Consumers’ Mobile Devices and Limit Covered Companies’ Ability to Regulate Hate Speech and Misinformation Washington – Senators have considered attaching the Open App Markets Act (OAMA) to lame duck legislation, according to various news reports. OAMA would regulate the relationship between app stores and apps, pressure online app stores…

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CCIA, Industry Groups Encourage Swift Adoption Of Privacy Shield

Brussels, Belgium — CCIA and other members of the Industry Coalition for Data Protection (ICDP) today issued a joint statement to welcome the improved Privacy Shield text.  Privacy Shield will strengthen transatlantic data flows and provide legal certainty for European businesses and consumers.  It will moreover provide new safeguards which will also apply to other transatlantic…

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Tech Industry Welcomes Slovak Council Presidency

Brussels, Belgium — The tech industry welcomes the start of the Slovak Republic’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union tomorrow, 1st July.  The six month long Slovak Presidency will kick off Council discussions on key Digital Single Market proposals, including on audio-visual, telecoms reform, copyright and finalise the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. CCIA Europe…

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CCIA Applauds Hillary Clinton’s Tech Agenda

Washington — Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released a tech and innovation agenda today that shows she understands what is needed to grow the economy. The Computer & Communications Industry Association applauded the agenda which included support for patent reform, net neutrality, the free flow of data, high speed Internet and a promise to fight for…

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EU and U.S. Political, Tech Leaders Discuss Transatlantic Digital Relations; CCIA Releases Recommendations

Washington — Senior U.S. and EU government officials and tech representatives took stock of the transatlantic digital relationship at CCIA’s Transatlantic Internet Policy Dialogue today. Today’s event provides stakeholders’ input to the U.S. and EU’s own “Information Society Dialogue” tomorrow, Tuesday.  The EU and U.S. will discuss regulation of transatlantic data transfers, Privacy Shield, telecoms…

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CCIA Weighs In On Copyright Office’s DMCA Proposal

Washington — Internet users and other stakeholders have until Friday to file comments in response to questions from the Copyright Office on the “safe harbor” in Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) — one of the legal cornerstones that enables the provision of platforms for communication and commerce on the Internet. Currently,…

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