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…

Legal Opinion: Hawaii’s Short-Term Rental Regulation Preempted By Federal Law

Honolulu, HI – Today, former state attorney general David Louie issued a letter on behalf of the Internet Association highlighting legal concerns regarding 2015’s Act 204 and urging Governor David Ige to allow HB 1850 to become law. HB 1850 is a bill that would allow Airbnb, HomeAway, FlipKey and other interested home sharing platforms to collect and remit taxes on behalf of their user community in Hawaii.

Internet Association Files Response To European Union e-Privacy Directive

Washington, D.C. – The Internet Association, an association of nearly 40 leading internet companies, announced today that it filed a response to the European Union’s e-Privacy Directive consultation. The Internet Association argues in its response that – for internet intermediaries – the e-Privacy Directive is duplicative of both existing and superseding EU laws, principally the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Statement In Support Of The U.S. Court of Appeals Decision On Net Neutrality

Internet Association President &CEO Michael Beckerman issued a statement in support of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision to uphold the FCC’s net neutrality rules.

Internet Association, CCIA & i2Coalition Statement On The NTIA Report On The ICANN Transition Proposals

Washington, DC – Today, the Internet Association, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), and the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) issued the following statement on the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) report on the ICANN transition proposals…

Internet Association Goes On The Air In Chicago To Support Home Sharing

The Internet Association today announced a comprehensive, seven-figure advertising strategy to ensure home sharing is preserved in Chicago. The campaign kicks off with a two-week, multi-station radio buy across WVON, GCI, GRB, and WVAZ.

Internet Association Advocates For Standard-Setting Approach To Internet Of Things

Today, the Internet Association submitted a comment to the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), as part of the Department of Commerce Digital Economy Agenda.

Internet Association Expands Team with Addition of USTR Official, Slater Promoted to General Counsel

Today, the Internet Association announced the addition of Ari Giovenco as Director of Trade and International Policy. Giovenco most recently served as Senior Director for Congressional Affairs in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).

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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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