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CCIA Recommendations on Canada’s Online News Act Ahead of Committee Hearing

Washington — The Heritage Committee in the House of Commons of Canada will meet at a  hearing on Friday afternoon to discuss Bill C-18, dubbed “the Online News Act.” The bill would require large “digital news intermediaries” including search engines and social media platforms to pay Canadian news companies to index their content or to…

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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…

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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…

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An ECPA Day of Action

Today, a host of organizations from across the political spectrum and including civil society, companies, and academics are calling for people to sign a White House petition encouraging ECPA reform. CCIA is proud to join in that effort. The petition can be found here. Go ahead and sign it. The Digital Due Process Coalition has…

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