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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 Praises Facebook's New Transparency Report

CCIA congratulates Facebook on the release yesterday of their first transparency report. The report, which lists the numbers of government requests for information about Facebook users, will serve to increase users’ trust.  Reports such as these have become popular among web companies that store users’ data for them and Facebook’s report helps add to that growing body of information. The…

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CCIA Praises Facebook’s New Transparency Report

CCIA congratulates Facebook on the release yesterday of their first transparency report. The report, which lists the numbers of government requests for information about Facebook users, will serve to increase users’ trust.  Reports such as these have become popular among web companies that store users’ data for them and Facebook’s report helps add to that growing body of information. The…

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Tech Industry Asks White House For Changes To Government Data Collection

Technology trade associations have sent a joint letter Tuesday asking the White House to take three key steps to better protect civil liberties and innovation as the government collects private data on citizens. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has been a longtime voice against government surveillance without checks and balances, and joined other associations at a…

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New CCIA Research Paper: Search Engines Aren’t A Major Tool for Finding Copyright-Infringing Content

The Computer & Communications Industry Association has released a new research paper today, “The Search Fixation: Infringement, Search Results and Online Content.”  The first of a series of research pieces to better inform public policy, this paper finds that recent claims by the recording industry that search engines are a major driver of traffic to…

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CCIA Praises Introduction of Surveillance Transparency Legislation

Two House and Senate Judiciary committee leaders on privacy issues have introduced legislation to add transparency requirements to the law used by the NSA to carry out surveillance on Americans.  Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has introduced the Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., “The Surveillance Order Reporting Act.” Both bills give companies who receive data demands from the government the…

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