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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 Encourages Reform of FISA § 702 Surveillance

Washington — The House Judiciary Committee will hold the 115th Congress’ first hearing on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act tomorrow (Wednesday). The provision, which is set to expire at the end of this year, authorizes the programmatic surveillance of the electronic communications of non-U.S. persons overseas. Beginning in 2013, public disclosures regarding…

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Is Europe about to weaken encryption?

The French and German Interior Ministers called this week for EU legislation which could undermine the use of encryption in communication in Europe.  Worse still, a European Commission spokesperson appeared to endorse this proposal by stating that “encryption technology should not prevent law enforcement agencies or other competent authorities from intervening in the lawful exercise…

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CCIA Welcomes IMCO’s Draft Opinion on the Copyright Directive Proposal

Brussels – The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament (“IMCO“) has published its draft opinion yesterday on the proposal for a copyright directive for the Digital Single Market. In this draft opinion, MEP Catherine Stihler has deleted the “publishers’ right”, as lacking “sufficient justification”. This decision is in line with the…

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Industry, Civil Rights Groups Jointly Oppose DHS Traveler Profile, Password Collection Plans

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined civil liberties groups, industry associations, companies, and security professionals in a joint statement to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly today opposing plans to collect passwords and social media profiles of those seeking to enter the country. The letter points to experts who say the such demands…

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