CCIA, Tech Industry Coalition Recommend Electronic Surveillance Reform

Washington – Leading technology companies and associations sent a joint letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte today supporting surveillance reform. The Computer & Communications Industry Association strongly recommends modifying the surveillance powers authorized by Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act so as to improve privacy protections and increase transparency. Specifically, the letter recommends…

CCIA Applauds House Judiciary Committee Approval of Email Privacy Act

Washington – The House Judiciary Committee has voted to favorably report long-awaited reforms to give improved privacy protections to individuals’ electronic communications. The Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699) would require the government to get a warrant before demanding companies turn over customers’ emails and other electronic communications. The bill was amended by a substitute amendment…

House Judiciary Committee to Examine Internet Sales Tax Alternatives

Washington — The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on “Exploring Alternative Solutions on the Internet Sales Tax Issue.”  The Computer & Communications Industry Association will be following this hearing with great interest, in the hopes that it will begin the substantive and in-depth discussion on Internet sales tax collection that unfortunately was…

CCIA Applauds Chairman Goodlatte’s Patent Reform Legislation

Washington – House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and a bipartisan group of co-sponsors have introduced patent reform legislation aimed at curbing abusive patent-related lawsuits. Economists have said lawsuits by companies whose main product is lawsuits cost the economy $29 billion a year, and patent trolls have expanded their targets in recent years beyond the tech industry to…