date icon April 29, 2013 category icon

Internet Lobby Vows ‘Wiretap Mandate’ Will be ‘Dead on Arrival’ in Congress

“The Department of Justice has not made the case for granting law enforcement broad new powers over Internet companies for purposes of new wiretap authority. There are a number of serious unintended consequences with this flawed proposal.” Michael Beckerman, the CEO of The Internet Association, said in an emailed statement.

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date icon April 25, 2013 category icon Press Releases Statements

Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of ECPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, The Internet Association issued the following statement in support of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s passage of the Electronic Communications Privacy Amendments Act of 2013:

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date icon April 25, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Coalition Letter: Support Due Process in Government Access to Emails

FreedomWorks has signed onto the following coalition letter supporting the ECPA Amendments Act.

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date icon April 25, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Email Warrant Measure Gets Senate Judiciary Nod

The bipartisan measure, jointly written by Sens. Patrick Leahy and Mike Lee, comes in the form of an amendment to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, or ECPA. ECPA was first passed in 1986 and requires law enforcement to get a subpoena, not a warrant with a judge’s signature, to read emails fewer than 180 days old or those that have been opened.

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date icon April 22, 2013 category icon Letters Other

SIGNED ON: DDP ECPA Letter of Support

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date icon April 22, 2013 category icon Letters

The Internet Association Signs Digital Due Process Coalition ECPA Letter of Support

Excerpt: We, the undersigned companies and organizations, are writing to express our support for Chairman Leahy’s and Sen. Lee’s ECPA Amendments Act, S. 607, which the Committee will consider shortly. The bill would update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to provide stronger protection to sensitive personal and proprietary communications stored in “the cloud.” We urge all Members of the Committee to support the bill.

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date icon April 22, 2013 category icon ICYMI TV/Radio

ICYMI- The New Lobbyists: Tech Takes Washington (Video)

In Case You Missed It, Megan Hughes reports on tech companies lobbying in Washington, DC on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.”

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date icon April 22, 2013 category icon ICYMI TV/Radio

ICYMI- Power Play 4/22/13- Michael Beckerman on Fox News, Cyber Security and Internet Taxation

In Case You Missed It, New Challenges for Immigration Deal. Plus – The internet security battle.

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date icon April 19, 2013 category icon Press Releases Statements

The Internet Association Applauds Gang of Eight Bipartisan Deal to Modernize Immigration Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internet Association issued the following statement applauding the Senate Gang of 8 on their comprehensive immigration reform legislation, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013:

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date icon April 18, 2013 category icon Statements

The Internet Association’s Statement on H.R. 1580, A Bill to Affirm the Policy of the United States Regarding Internet Governance.

Yesterday marked an important day for Internet Freedom. The House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to affirm the policy of the United States regarding Internet governance.

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Washington, DC – Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement in response to Senator Brian Schatz’s (D-HI) introduction of the Data Care Act of 2018: “As Ranking Member of the Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Subcommittee, Sen. Schatz has played a thoughtful leadership role on a range of technology policy…

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