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CCIA Welcomes Appointment Of Roberto Viola As New Director-General

Brussels -- The European Commission announced today that Roberto Viola will become the new Director-General of the European Commission’s Communications Networks, Content and Technology Directorate G...

Senate Introduces Bill to Extend Privacy Protections to European Citizens

Washington -- Just weeks after President Obama signed surveillance reform legislation, Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) have introduced what could prove to be the next step in the p...
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  • Taxes & Trade

Rep. Chaffetz Introduces Latest Edition of Online Sales Tax Legislation

Washington -- This week, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced H.R. 2775, the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA), the latest legislative incarnation to force online retailers to collect sales and...

European Court Rules Online News Sites Liable For Online Comments

Brussels -- The European Court of Human Rights has weighed in on the responsibility of news sites for user generated comments. It ruled that an Estonian news site Delfi could be held liable for commen...
  • EU
  • Patent Reform & Copyright

The Controversial Ancillary Copyright for Press Publishers Takes Two Big Hits

Brussels, BELGIUM - Today, news-publisher-backed legislative proposals often called “ancillary copyrights” took major blows in both Brussels and Austria. Also referred to as a ‘snippet levy’, ...
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CCIA, Tech Industry Cautiously Welcome Council’s Position On Data Protection

Brussels – The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined others in the Industry Coalition for Data Protection in a statement expressing optimism ahead of the adoption this week of th...
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CCIA, Tech Industry Cautiously Welcome Council's Position On Data Protection

Brussels – The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined others in the Industry Coalition for Data Protection in a statement expressing optimism ahead of the adoption this week of th...

CCIA Testifies On Digital Trade Barriers In China

Washington -- A U.S. China commission is scheduled to hear testimony Monday morning on digital trade barriers in China. As a longtime critic of the trade barriers inherent in Internet censorship, the ...

House Judiciary Passes Patent Reform Language

Washington -- The House Judiciary Committee approved language for its patent reform bill Thursday that would go a long way towards reining in the still-growing patent troll industry. It would require ...
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  • Competition
  • Telecom

Save Wireless Choice in the Upcoming 600 MHz Incentive Auction

As mobile broadband has increasingly become an integral part of the modern U.S. economy and of Americans’ lives, the spectrum needed to provide it has become a critically important resource. Next ye...
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  • Privacy & Security

What the USA FREEDOM Act does – and why it matters for Europe

On Wednesday, President Obama signed the USA Freedom Act, a legislative package of long-awaited mass surveillance reforms that passed the House and Senate after years of false starts and negotiations....
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  • EU

CCIA sponsors European Internet governance forum and hosts event on Internet laws

CCIA is an official sponsor of this year’s European dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) which is taking place on June 4-5 in Sofia, Bulgaria.  This annual event convenes hundreds of policy ex...