Howard Schmidt Appointed Cybersecurity Chief

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is issuing the following statement in response to President Obama’s appointment of Howard Schmidt to serve as the nation’s cybersecurity chief. The following statement can be attributed to CCIA spokeswoman Heather Greenfield: “With momentum building on Capitol Hill to move cybersecurity legislation, this appointment comes at a critical time…

Update online privacy laws now

Read CCIA’s Blog Post for The Hill’s Congress Blog CCIA’s Comments to FTC on consumer online privacy issues Congress and the Federal Trade Commission are gathering information to consider rules to protect consumer privacy on-line from potential commercial abuse.  Efforts at reform are missing the mark if they don’t address the very real privacy concerns…

CCIA Urges FTC, Congress to Address Government Surveillance Along With Other Online Privacy Issues

The Computer & Communications Industry Association has filed comments today in response to the FTC’s announcement of a roundtable series to explore consumer online privacy issues. CCIA commends the Commission for hosting a series of roundtable discussions to explore important consumer online privacy issues surrounding information collection, and urges it and Congress not to lose sight of…

CCIA Comments For House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Behavioral Advertising/ Privacy Hearing

The Computer & Communications Industry Association appreciates Chairman Rush organizing today’s hearing about the relationships among online behavioral advertising, the health of e-commerce, and consumer value and privacy with respect to tracking by websites and search engines. The following statement can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black: “Online advertising helps underwrite the…

CCIA Comments For House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Behavioral Advertising/ Privacy Hearing

The Computer & Communications Industry Association appreciates Chairman Rush organizing today’s hearing about the relationships among online behavioral advertising, the health of e-commerce, and consumer value and privacy with respect to tracking by websites and search engines. The following statement can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black: “Online advertising helps underwrite the…

CCIA Outlines Priorities For National Broadband Plan

The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed its recommendations to the FCC today for developing a national broadband plan. The Administration’s attention to a holistic plan shows it understands that infrastructure for universal high speed Internet access is as crucial as access to electricity and telephone service were last century. “Affordable access to high-speed Internet…

Obama Plans Balanced Cyber Security Measures, Remains Committed To Neutral, Open Internet

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is issuing the following statement in response to President Obama’s statement today on the nation’s cyber security infrastructure. The following statement can be attributed to Ed Black, President & CEO of CCIA: “President Obama announced he plans to appoint both a cyber security czar and someone who understands privacy…