February 27, 2015 | News, Statements

Statement on the Commerce Department’s Consumer Privacy Legislative Discussion Draft

Beckerman:It is essential that any privacy rules are finely tailored to address specific harms…”

 

Washington, D.C. – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issues the following statement on the Commerce Department’s consumer privacy legislative proposal:

“Internet companies believe in keeping user data safe and secure and providing robust controls over how data is used. Members of the Internet Association take a back seat to no one when it comes to protecting users online. It is essential that any privacy rules are finely tailored to address specific harms, so that innovation, which benefits consumers and the economy, can continue to flourish. Today’s wide-ranging legislative proposal outlined by the Commerce Department casts a needlessly imprecise net. We look forward to working with Congress and the Administration to ensure that this proposal does not create a drag on our economy and inadvertently mark a shift from ‘permissionless’ to ‘permission slip’ innovation.”

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Internet Association Files Amicus Brief With 14 Organizations And Individuals To Oppose A Delay In The IANA Transition

Today, the Internet Association, along with Internet Infrastructure Coalition, Internet Society, Computer & Communication Industry Association, NetChoice, Mozilla, Packet Clearing House, ACT|The App Association, American Registry for Internet Numbers, Information Technology Industry Council, Access Now, Andrew Sullivan, Dr. Ted Hardie, Jari Arkko, and Alissa Cooper, filed an amicus brief in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas opposing a request from the States of Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, and Nevada that the Court grant a temporary restraining order to delay the IANA transition. The groups and individuals joined in the brief represent the innovators and architects of the internet, who rely on the healthy functioning of a global and open internet.

Upwork Joins The Internet Association

The Internet Association today announced Upwork as its 40th member. Upwork, the world’s largest freelancing website, helps businesses get more done by making it simple, quick and cost-effective for them to find the right talent for projects requiring specialized skills. Freelance professionals and other small businesses earn more than $1 billion from their clients per year via Upwork.

Internet Association Releases Study on the Effects of NYC Hotel Boom on Permanent Housing

The Internet Association today released a study detailing the interplay of hotel growth and residential housing stock in New York City over the past six years.

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Today, the Internet Association, along with Internet Infrastructure Coalition, Internet Society, Computer & Communication Industry Association, NetChoice, Mozilla, Packet Clearing House, ACT|The App Association, American Registry for Internet Numbers, Information Technology Industry Council, Access Now, Andrew Sullivan, Dr. Ted Hardie, Jari Arkko, and Alissa Cooper, filed an amicus brief in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas opposing a request from the States of Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, and Nevada that the Court grant a temporary restraining order to delay the IANA transition. The groups and individuals joined in the brief represent the innovators and architects of the internet, who rely on the healthy functioning of a global and open internet.

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