Senate Panel Considers ECPA Updates

Members of the Digital Due Process coalition told Senate Judiciary Committee members they need an update to Electronic Communications Privacy Act to support the growth of new technologies, like cloud computing. CCIA filed a statement for the hearing Wednesday. Senator Leahy closed out the Senate hearing by indicating that staff would be working on this issue even…

CCIA Applauds PTO’s Economic Research Agenda

The Computer & Communications Industry Association applauds the economic research agenda outlined Tuesday by Under Secretary for Intellectual Property David Kappos, the featured speaker at the annual conference on Innovation Policy and the Economy hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research. CCIA also applauds the appointment of Stuart Graham, a professor at Georgia Tech…

Patent Round Up

It is unclear how the release of a Senate draft proposing to remove or change some key reforms from the patent reform bill previously reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee will be received in Congress. So far House Judiciary leaders have alerted their Senate colleagues publicly that they want to see changes. In the…

CCIA Praises Introduction Of Patent Reform Legislation

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is applauding the reintroduction of the Patent Reform Act today by Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., former Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., and ranking member Lamar Smith, R-Texas. The following statement can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black: “With members…

CCIA’s Statement on Global Internet Freedom

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is a longtime advocate of policies that provide open markets, open systems and open networks and is concerned when governments limit access to means of communications like the Internet. CCIA released this statement at this morning’s hearing on Global Internet Freedom: Corporate Responsibility and the Rule of Law before…

CCIA's Statement on Global Internet Freedom

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is a longtime advocate of policies that provide open markets, open systems and open networks and is concerned when governments limit access to means of communications like the Internet. CCIA released this statement at this morning’s hearing on Global Internet Freedom: Corporate Responsibility and the Rule of Law before…

No Blanket Immunity For Illegal Surveillance, CCIA’s Black Tells Senate Panel

“Proposed reforms to the federal government’s wiretapping powers must protect the Constitution while providing industry with clear rules regarding under what circumstances it must aid government surveillance efforts”, CCIA President & CEO Ed Black told a Senate panel this morning. Black also testified against retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies who allegedly illegally spied on Americans…

No Blanket Immunity For Illegal Surveillance, CCIA's Black Tells Senate Panel

“Proposed reforms to the federal government’s wiretapping powers must protect the Constitution while providing industry with clear rules regarding under what circumstances it must aid government surveillance efforts”, CCIA President & CEO Ed Black told a Senate panel this morning. Black also testified against retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies who allegedly illegally spied on Americans…