October 6, 2015 | News, Statements

Statement on the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Agreement

Washington, D.C. – Today, Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Agreement:

“Internet companies have mechanisms in place to effectuate data transfers beyond the Safe Harbor, but smaller companies and consumers both in the EU as well as in the U.S. could experience significant challenges going forward. In light of this far reaching European Court of Justice ruling, the Internet Association calls on the U.S. and EU to join forces to implement a revised Safe Harbor framework and to issue interim guidance to stakeholders pending this implementation. The Internet industry has consistently supported surveillance reform, including the Judicial Redress Act which would extend certain U.S. privacy protections to EU citizens. We reiterate our support for this legislation and look forward to its swift passage through Congress.”

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Internet Association Releases National Internet 2016 Election Policy Platform

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Internet Association released its 2016 Election Policy Platform, offering candidates an in-depth breakdown of the policies needed to create a regulatory environment that fosters and promotes innovation and growth across the internet ecosystem. The platform highlights the internet’s importance to the U.S. economy, including 6 percent of GDP in 2014 and nearly 3 million jobs.

Statement on the USTR Digital Trade Working Group

Today, Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued a statement in support of the new Digital Trade Working Group within the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).

Statement on the EU Commission Adoption of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Washington, DC – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the EU Commission Adoption of the EU-US Privacy Shield…

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Internet Association released its 2016 Election Policy Platform, offering candidates an in-depth breakdown of the policies needed to create a regulatory environment that fosters and promotes innovation and growth across the internet ecosystem. The platform highlights the internet’s importance to the U.S. economy, including 6 percent of GDP in 2014 and nearly 3 million jobs.

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