CCIA’s Statement On Google’s Response To EU Android Charges

Brussels, BELGIUM — Google offered its response today to the EU’s investigation into whether it imposed restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators in an anti-competitive way. Google said that Android and its free, open source operating system gives hundreds of manufacturers flexibility and thousands of app developers easy access to internet users…

CCIA Offers Statement On EU Competition Objections, Google’s Response

Brussels – Google defended itself today in an EU investigation into competition among online shopping and price comparison platforms, saying that even applying the EU’s narrow market definition that the market for price comparison sites is thriving. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has advocated for competitive markets and voiced opinions on tech industry competition…

DG Competition Reveals First Results of E-Commerce Sector Inquiry; Online Marketplace Bans Remain a Problem

Brussels, BELGIUM — Today DG Competition published its preliminary report on the E-commerce Sector Inquiry. The sector inquiry was launched in May 2015 as part of the Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy. Its aim is to identify competition concerns in European e-commerce markets and private barriers to the completion of a digital single market. The…

European Commission releases Copyright and Telecom rules: end of Europe’s digital single market ambitions?

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission issued its proposals on Telecoms and Copyright today as part of the Digital Single Market Framework. Both proposals will impact Internet users, online services and more generally, most businesses using the Internet. TELECOM LEGISLATION The European Commission announced a revision of the EU’s telecoms rules that appears to contradict…

Tech Industry Warns Against French-German Plans To Weaken Encryption

Brussels, BELGIUM — French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, and German Interior Minister, Thomas de Maizière today called for a range of European security-related initiatives in Paris.  The ministers want their proposals discussed by the EU Heads of State and Government on 16 September. Cazeneuve welcomed the “undeniable progress” made by Internet operators to quickly remove…

CCIA, Industry Groups Encourage Swift Adoption Of Privacy Shield

Brussels, Belgium — CCIA and other members of the Industry Coalition for Data Protection (ICDP) today issued a joint statement to welcome the improved Privacy Shield text.  Privacy Shield will strengthen transatlantic data flows and provide legal certainty for European businesses and consumers.  It will moreover provide new safeguards which will also apply to other transatlantic…

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…