CCIA Calls On Congress To Pass Surveillance Reforms After Court Finds Bulk Metadata Collection Illegal

Washington — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday that the NSA’s bulk collection of phone and other records was never authorized under section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.  The intelligence community has argued for the legality of their intelligence gathering practices since well before the first Snowden revelations about the extent…

CCIA Welcomes Latest Version of USA Freedom Act

Washington – Representatives Sensenbrenner, Goodlatte, Conyers, and Nadler introduced the latest version of the USA Freedom Act today.  The Computer & Communications Industry Association applauds the bipartisan introduction of this important bill to reform the bulk telephony metadata collection programs conducted by the NSA.  CCIA looks forward to working with Congress to further strengthen and…

CCIA Welcomes The Judicial Redress Act of 2015

CCIA supports the bipartisan Judicial Redress Act of 2015 as introduced by Representatives Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Conyers (D-MI). This Act is crucial to help restore global trust in the U.S. government and, by extension, in the U.S. tech industry which is a major contributor to U.S. exports and U.S. growth. Under existing laws, non-U.S. citizens…

Breakfast with Edward Snowden

Austin — I wasn’t expecting it. Dinner with the Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny (Prime Minister). After dinner drinks with Hulk Hogan. Breakfast the next morning with Edward Snowden. Not dining companions I was expecting. The unifying factor for this unlikely combination: The SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Hulk Hogan’s session on content was fascinating and…