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.
Monthly Archives: May 2015
Washington, D.C. – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issues the following statement on recently introduced Trade Promotion Authority report language…
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Washington, DC – IA Vice President, Federal Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the Stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution Act (SHIELD Act) in the House of Representatives, which would criminalize the distribution of non-consensual intimate imagery (NCII): “The internet industry urges the immediate passage the SHIELD Act… Read more