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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 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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Civil Rights Groups, CCIA Appeal To Congress To Block Government Hacking Expansion

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has joined public interest groups to try block an expansion of government hacking. Unless Congress intervenes, a law enforcement request to be given the ability to hack multiple computers in unknown locations outside a magistrate’s jurisdiction will automatically take effect. Today CCIA and others sent a joint…

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FCC Wins Legal Challenge To Its Open Internet Order

Washington – A federal appeals court upheld the FCC’s Open Internet Order, rejecting various substantive and procedural attacks on the agency’s non-discrimination order. The Computer & Communications Industry Association and Mozilla had filed a joint amici curiae brief in the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit supporting the FCC, which the court relied upon…

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