July 18, 2016 | News, Statements

Statement on the USTR Digital Trade Working Group

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

“The internet industry applauds the creation of a Digital Trade Working Group within USTR. With over 3 billion internet users connected worldwide and the internet sector representing 6 percent of the U.S. economy, trade policy should reflect the dynamic nature of our industry and help protect the free and open internet.

“We look forward to working with USTR to promote policies that encourage the free flow of information and data, create a balanced copyright framework that unleashes opportunities for creators and innovators, and includes clear intermediary liability protections that enable internet services to provide frictionless access to global marketplaces for businesses of all sizes.

“Establishing the Digital Trade Working Group will provide the internet community needed transparency and a voice in the process as USTR negotiates, implements, and enforces digital trade policies around the world.”

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Statement On Senate Passage Of The Music Modernization Act

IA Director, Federal Government Affairs & Counsel Mike Lemon issued the following statement on the passage of the Music Modernization Act in the Senate.

Internet Association Proposes Privacy Principles For A Modern National Regulatory Framework

Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) today released six principles and policy considerations to modernize national privacy legislation. The internet industry supports an American approach to federal privacy legislation that is consistent nationwide, proportional, flexible, and encourages companies to act as good stewards of the personal information provided to them by individuals. “Internet Association members Read more »

Statement On U.S.-Mexico Announced Preliminary Agreement

Washington, DC — Internet Association Director of Trade and International Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement in response to the announced U.S.-Mexico two-way trade understanding: “The internet industry is optimistic about the potential of a new NAFTA that will, for the first time, recognize the internet as an important U.S. export that contributes to Read more »

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IA Director, Federal Government Affairs & Counsel Mike Lemon issued the following statement on the passage of the Music Modernization Act in the Senate.

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