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CCIA Calls For Strong U.S. Response as Result of Section 301 Investigations into Digital Tax

Washington — The U.S. Trade Representative has released its reports in the Section 301 investigations into the digital services taxes (DSTs) of the United Kingdom, Spain, and Austria. USTR concluded that these taxes were discriminatory against U.S. tech firms, and are inconsistent with prevailing principles of international taxation, and burden U.S. commerce. This follows last…

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CCIA's Ed Black reacts to break down of Microsoft/Justice talks

(Washington, DC) — Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President Ed Black is disappointed, but not surprised, that Microsoft has chosen not to make significant changes to its business practices and will likely face sweeping antitrust litigation from the U.S. Justice Department and some 20 individual states. “It is unfortunate that Microsoft has apparently chosen…

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CCIA Statement on Microsoft/DOJ Settlement Talks

(Washington, DC) — Statement of Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) related to today’s developments concerning Microsoft and the Department of Justice: “Albeit the eleventh hour, we are encouraged by the reports that Microsoft and the Justice Department have entered into serious negotiations aimed at resolving the anticompetitive practices which…

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CCIA Welcomes Vision of ProComp Project

(Washington, DC) — At today’s announcement launching ProComp, an alliance formed to promote competition and innovation in the digital age, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President Ed Black made the following statement: “We are very pleased at CCIA to be an original and active member of ProComp. The project’s mission rings similar to the…

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CCIA Applauds Secretary Daley's Remarks on Encryption

(Washington, DC) — Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), today applauded Secretary of Commerce William Daley’s remarks that U.S. encryption policy is a “failure” and urged the Administration to immediately overhaul that policy. Secretary Daley made his remarks at a gathering hosted by the Information Technology Policy Council, an informal grouping…

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CCIA Applauds Secretary Daley’s Remarks on Encryption

(Washington, DC) — Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), today applauded Secretary of Commerce William Daley’s remarks that U.S. encryption policy is a “failure” and urged the Administration to immediately overhaul that policy. Secretary Daley made his remarks at a gathering hosted by the Information Technology Policy Council, an informal grouping…

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