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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Statement On The Announcement Of Ajit Pai To Serve As FCC Chairman

Washington, DC– Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the announcement of Ajit Pai to serve as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman: “I have enjoyed working with Chairman Pai over the years and while he doesn’t always agree with our industry on every issue, he is both thoughtful and willing Read more »

2017 Inauguration Stats from Airbnb and HomeAway

Americans flooded our nation’s capital this weekend for events surrounding President Donald Trump’s inauguration. One thing was clear: internet-enabled home sharing platforms are an increasingly important option for travelers looking to find accommodations in DC and around the country.

Virtuous Circle: Fireside Chat with Secretary of State John Kerry

E.B. Boyd from Fast Company sits down with Secretary of State John Kerry to talk about Russian election hacking, cyber security, importance of diplomat fluency in tech, and how the US supports tech around the world. 0:28 – Russia DNC Hacking and Election Integrity 7:15 – US response to cyber hacking 12:00 – Role of Read more »

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Washington, DC– Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the announcement of Ajit Pai to serve as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman: “I have enjoyed working with Chairman Pai over the years and while he doesn’t always agree with our industry on every issue, he is both thoughtful and willing Read more »

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