Internet Association Signs On To Letter To President Obama Affirming Benefits Of Strong Encryption Technology

Today, the Internet Association, along with a number of civil society organizations, technology companies, trade associations, and security and policy experts, submitted a letter to President Obama calling for the White House to reject any proposal that requires U.S. technology companies to weaken encryption standards on devices and services in order to maintain the capability to decrypt customer data at the government’s request.

Statement on Trade Promotion Authority Report Language

Washington, D.C. – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issues the following statement on recently introduced Trade Promotion Authority report language…

Calling on New York City Mayor and City Agency To Reconsider Innovation Stifling Regulations

WASHINGTON DC – Today, the Internet Association submitted a letter on behalf of leading Internet companies and organizations to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Taxi and Limousine Commissioners to express concern over recently proposed For-Hire-Vehicle Dispatch Application Rules.

USA Freedom Act To Modernize Surveillance Laws Passes House with Overwhelming Bipartisan Majority

After two years of tireless effort from the Internet industry and others to bring about long-needed surveillance reform, the House Passed the USA Freedom Act of 2015 with an overwhelming bipartisan majority vote of 338-88.

STATEMENT: Applauding the Introduction Of Anti-SLAPP Bill

Today, the Internet Association issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the federal anti-SLAPP legislation entitled the SPEAK FREE Act:

“The Internet Association applauds this effort to create a national standard for protecting freedom of speech online,” said Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of the Internet Association. “While certain states have passed laws to stem the tide of meritless lawsuits filed for the sole purpose of stifling public debate, it is time that we address the issue on a federal level. The right to free speech – including online reviews and comments from customers – is critical to our rights as Americans and should not be curtailed.”

VIDEO: Here’s What You Should Know About Patent Reform

In advance of this morning’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the PATENT Act, the Internet Association is releasing a video that explains why patent trolls are so harmful to the economy and highlights the need for patent process reform.

Comments on Enhancing Patent Quality

Today, the Internet Association submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) commending the office’s efforts to enhance patent quality.

Statement on the Digital Single Market

Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issues the following statement on the European Commission’s plan to build a Digital Single Market

Statement on the Bicameral Introduction of the USA Freedom Act

Washington, D.C. – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issues the following statement on the bicameral introduction of the USA Freedom Act…

Statement on the Introduction of TPA Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Today, Gina Woodworth, Internet Association Vice President of Public Policy & Government Affairs issues the following statement on the introduction of TPA legislation…

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Today, the Internet Association, along with a number of civil society organizations, technology companies, trade associations, and security and policy experts, submitted a letter to President Obama calling for the White House to reject any proposal that requires U.S. technology companies to weaken encryption standards on devices and services in order to maintain the capability to decrypt customer data at the government’s request.

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