date icon January 4, 2019 category icon

The Internet Is A Positive Force, Not A Menace To Be Controlled

"The same tools that allow information to pass from one user to another, or to join a business with a customer on the other side of the world, can be put to bad uses by bad actors. But amid the torrents of negative headlines about issues like online safety and the use and misuse of… Read more tail right

date icon December 20, 2018 category icon

California Privacy Law Must Be Changed To Avoid Making User Data More Vulnerable

"Americans deserve modern privacy rules that provide meaningful control over personal data, whether it is collected online or offline, from companies across all industries. That means giving people the ability to access, correct, delete and download their data. Full stop. That’s the position of America’s internet companies. Any assertions to the contrary — includingthose made by the… Read more tail right

date icon December 18, 2018 category icon

A Law to Protect Online Privacy

"To the Editor: Re “Your Apps Know Where You’ve Been, and Can’t Keep a Secret” (front page, Dec. 10): The internet industry believes that we need a modern American approach to privacy that empowers users and gives them more meaningful control over their data. We support a federal privacy law that provides people the ability… Read more tail right

date icon December 10, 2018 category icon

Conservatives, Don’t Fret — Internet Firms Help You Succeed

"The internet is the last great, low-regulation, Made-in-the-USA industry out there. It represents 3 million American jobs and more than 6 percent of our economy. The internet even reduces our trade deficit – internet companies added to a $196 billion digital trade surplus last year. Yet conservatives have decided that this last bastion of American… Read more tail right

date icon November 22, 2018 category icon

IA Launches Office In The UK And Highlights Internet’s Benefits

"Sometimes it can take a major effort to see what should be obvious. Take the internet and the companies that facilitate much of what happens there. To listen to many politicians over the last few years, it would seem that internet companies could not sink much lower in public esteem. But the picture is very… Read more tail right

date icon September 26, 2018 category icon

An American Privacy Framework

"Data has revolutionized every part of our economy and daily lives, both online and offline. Thanks to data, we can get to work on time with efficient navigation, find the perfect playlist based on curated recommendations, and see faces of loved ones hundreds of miles apart. Americans deserve, and internet companies support, a modern approach… Read more tail right

date icon July 9, 2018 category icon

The Internet Makes Old Town Scottsdale New Again

"“Old” and “internet” don’t always go together. But in Old Town Scottsdale, they do. That was a clear takeaway from our recent visit with five local businesses and Rep. David Schweikert in Old Town Scottsdale. Communities and businesses across the country depend on the internet to stay connected. State and national leaders should develop policies… Read more tail right

date icon May 22, 2018 category icon ,

Correcting Misconceptions About The U.S. Patent System

"There’s been a great deal of misinformation floating around about the inter partes review process (IPR) and how it impacts American inventors and innovators. So, ahead of today’s U.S. Patent Office Oversight (USPTO) Oversight Hearing with USPTO Director Andrei Iancu, IA wanted to correct some common myths about the U.S. patent system and IPR. MYTH:… Read more tail right

date icon May 10, 2018 category icon

From Player Pianos to Paper Notices: A Modern Update to Music Licensing Is Long Overdue

"Rarely does a century-old musical instrument drive policy in Washington, but that’s exactly what’s happening in the music community at this moment. Everyone from Internet Association (IA) members to artists to record labels are supporting a new piece of legislation called the Music Modernization Act (MMA), that will help bring music licensing into the digital… Read more tail right

date icon May 10, 2018 category icon

Why Car Sharing Is Good For California Motorists

"Cars are expensive to buy and maintain, and 95 percent of the time they sit unused. Fortunately for Californians, state lawmakers have the opportunity to make car ownership more affordable and practical. Assembly Bill 2873 would support internet-enabled car sharing, which connects vehicle owners with consumers and travelers. These legislative efforts have been stalled by rental… Read more tail right

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"Washington, DC – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on Senator Marco Rubio’s American Data Dissemination Act: “The internet industry appreciates Sen. Rubio’s leadership in introducing a federal privacy bill and advancing the conversation around an American approach to privacy. Americans deserve a modernized federal privacy framework that provides them… Read more tail right

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