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The Road to Net Mundial in Brazil

Some 500 separate expressions of interest in the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance (“Net Mundial”) to be held April 23-24 in Sao Paolo were filed by the end of l...
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  • Privacy & Security

Stop the Presses, Identity Theft Still #1 Complaint

The FTC today released their annual summary of all consumer complaints they receive and yet again identity theft leads the pack. Over the past year, the FTC received 290,056 complaints regarding ident...

Technology Industry Outraged At Webcam Spying Revelations

Brussels and Washington – The latest revelations about surveillance by Britain’s intelligence officials at GCHQ disclose details on a multi-year program that involved capturing images from million...

Supreme Court Asked To Clear Up Who Pays For Frivolous Patent Lawsuits

Washington – The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today about frivolous patent litigation in order to weigh in on when the loser should have to pay the legal fees of the winner. The Computer &...
  • Telecom

Senate Judiciary Hears About Wireless Competition Challenges

Washington – The Senate Judiciary Committee spent time Wednesday more closely examining the state of wireless competition and what is impeding a more competitive marketplace. The hearing comes ahead...

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 negoti...
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  • Taxes & Trade

Digital Trade Issues Feature Prominently in U.S. Trade Agenda

In a watershed rhetorical moment this week, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman not only acknowledged the importance of several digital trade issues but he highlighted them as key elements of the...

White House Offers More Patent Abuse Fixes, Renews Call for Legislation

Washington –  Today, the White House is announcing additional executive actions aimed at strengthening patent quality and curbing the damage to the U.S. economy from patent trolls. The new execut...

Encouraging Announcement on Competition in Broadband Access

Washington - The announcement by Google today that it will significantly expand its gigabit fiber networks is timely and hopefully will be a practical example of the benefits of competition in this ar...