CCIA Deeply Concerned by Turkish Government Threat to Block Internet Services, Social Media

Brussels/Geneva —  The Computer & Communications Industry Association was, like many others, troubled to hear reports yesterday that the Government of Turkey is considering widespread additional restrictions on social media and major Internet services. This was especially concerning given that legislation passed only weeks ago put the Internet under greater governmental control through measures including…

World Tech Tells UN: Keep Internet Policy Negotiations Open to All Stakeholders

Geneva – The Computer and Communications Industry Association today has joined nine other industry groups  in a joint letter to the Ambassadors of Finland and Tunisia, jointly leading a key UN negotiation New York. The signatories collectively represent a worldwide community of businesses employing hundreds of thousands of people and generating hundreds of billions of…

CCIA Issues Written Statement For Senate Finance Trade Hearing

Washington – As the Senate Finance Committee considers bipartisan legislation to authorize the Obama administration’s Trade Promotion Authority, it held a hearing Thursday “Advancing Congress’s Trade Agenda, The Role of Trade Negotiating Authority.” The Computer & Communications Industry Association released its written statement for the hearing thanking senators for beginning to recognize the growing importance…

Tech Companies Release Surveillance Reform Principles

Washington – A number of leading tech companies today released a list of surveillance reform principles. These principles include sensible limitations on government collection of information — including bulk collection, enhanced oversight, increased transparency, and international coordination aimed at avoiding conflicting laws across international borders. The principles also emphasize the importance of the free flow…