Computer & Communication Industry Association
PublishedJanuary 18, 2024

CCIA Response to News Reports EU Regulators May Block iRobot Acquisition

In response to news reports, including the Wall Street Journal, that EU competition regulators intend to block Amazon’s acquisition of iRobot, the following can be attributed to Computer & Communications Industry Association President Matt Schruers:

“If the objective is to have more competition in the home robotics sector, this makes no sense.

“There is no plausible risk to competition from a U.S. retailer acquiring a struggling U.S. vacuum maker in a sector overtaken by dynamic Chinese manufacturers. Blocking this deal may well leave consumers with fewer options, and regulators cannot sweep that fact under the rug.”

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CCIA Offers Comments in Opposition to Florida’s Online Age Verification Bill

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association has sent a letter in opposition to Florida HB 1, which mandates age verification for online users, ahead of the Florida Senate’s...
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Telecom Networks: European Commission Provides Last Lifeline for Rejected Big Telco Demands

Brussels, BELGIUM – Today, the European Commission presented a white paper on the future of the EU’s digital infrastructure. Although part of a non-legislative package, the paper does put forward ...
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CCIA to Testify at USTR Special 301 Hearing Wednesday

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association is participating in a hearing conducted by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Wednesday to solicit input on the agenc...
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CCIA Files Amicus Brief In Online Privacy Case

Washington - The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed an amicus brief asking the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to affirm the U.S. District Court’s grant of summary judgm...