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.

Read more

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:

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

date icon April 22, 2013 category icon Letters Other

SIGNED ON: DDP ECPA Letter of Support

DDP ECPA Letter of Support_4.22.13

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.

Read more

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.”

Read more

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.

Read more

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:

Read more

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.

Read more

date icon April 17, 2013 category icon Press Releases Videos

The Internet Association and Chairman Goodlatte Showcase Internet Jobs on Mainstreet

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internet on Main Street tour recently stopped in Lynchburg to highlight local entrepreneurs using the Internet in innovative ways to grow their businesses and create jobs. Last week, The Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman was joined by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), the Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce, the City of Lynchburg, and the small business community on a business crawl along Main Street. The tour included stops at four unique businesses including: Gladiola Girls boutique, Sam Stroud Photography Studio, Rush Homes Non-profit, and the Lynchburg Fine Arts Academy.

Read more

date icon April 15, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Rackspace Battles Patent Trolls

In Case You Missed It, To combat patent trolls, Rackspace supports the Shield Act, which stands for “Saving High-tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes.” The bill, HR 6245, introduced by Congressman Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, seeks to protect technology companies from frivolous patent lawsuits that costs jobs and resources.

Read more

Latest News

Washington, DC – Internet Association Associate General Counsel Elizabeth Banker issued the following statement on the introduction of the Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act by Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Brian Schatz (D-HI): “The internet industry appreciates the bipartisan effort by members of the Commerce Committee to advance the conversation around privacy as it relates… Read more

Stay Updated