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Senate Judiciary Advances Measure To Give Government Greater Control Over Online Content, Opens Risks For Online Security Through Patchwork Of State Laws

Washington — The Senate Judiciary Committee took a step toward approving legislation, S. 3398, the “Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies” (EARNIT) Act, which would weaken the law companies rely upon to address objectionable activity online, commonly referred to as Section 230. In March, when the bill was introduced, the Computer & Communications…

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CCIA Applauds Senate for Passing Cantwell – Enzi Amendment to ESEA Bill

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today applauded the Senate for adopting by unanimous consent the Cantwell – Enzi Amendment to Senate Bill 1, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The amendment requires schools wishing to implement a web-based education curriculum to develop comprehensive strategies for technology that include: (a) teacher development…

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Opening of Online Ticket Site Orbitz Troubles CCIA

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) expressed concern with today’s opening of the travel website Orbitz. Orbitz is an Internet joint venture among the nation’s five largest airlines that has attracted widespread scrutiny for anticompetitive behavior. Despite an ongoing review by 23 state attorneys general, the Department of Justice, and continued monitoring…

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CCIA Comments on New Report Detailing the Disturbing Online Activities of the Federal Government

Washington, DC- A new report released this week by the Pew Internet & American Life Project and Federal Computer Week demonstrates the wide scope and large amount of e-commerce activity of the federal government – everything from selling translated newspapers to online bill payment services. “The level of e-commerce activity is staggering,” said Ed Black,…

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Senate Control and High Tech

Washington, DC- Ed Black, President and CEO of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), released the following statement in reaction to Senator Jeffords’ decision to become an independent and join with Democrats in organizing the Senate: “Congress has traditionally considered high-technology issues on a bipartisan basis. While Senator Jeffords’ move is significant in many…

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CCIA Denounces USPS Competition Against Private Sector

Washington, DC- Computer & Communications Industry Association President and CEO Ed Black today released the following statement regarding the House Government Reform Committee’s hearing on “The U.S. Postal Service’s Uncertain Financial Outlook”: “We are pleased that Chairman Burton and the Committee are continuing their examination of the financial status of the Postal Service, and are…

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