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date icon September 17, 2019 category icon

Nafta Is Out Of Date. Usmca Should Be Approved Quickly.

From agriculture to manufacturing, Texas’ economic success depends on trade with international partners. Mexico and Canada are the state’s largest international trade partners, and the digital trade provisions in USMCA will help give the Texas economy a strong boost as we venture further into the 21st century.  Texas is the number one state in America for exports… Read more

date icon August 28, 2019 category icon

We Need A Modern, Fair, And Principled Set Of Data Privacy Rules

There’s increased recognition around the country — and in Mississippi specifically — that we need strong privacy rules to protect Americans and the data they share with businesses whether shopping for groceries or school supplies at their local shopping center or sharing a loved one’s birthday with their community of family and friends online. Mississippi’s… Read more

date icon July 16, 2019 category icon

Michael Beckerman: Why Do We Need A Federal Privacy Law? Ask The Data Brokers Selling Your Information

It’s an experience we’ve all had before: telemarketers calling during dinner or mailers show up from the postman, targeting us for products that we don’t need or want. Imagine a member of the military returning home from overseas and getting a mailer in their name with personal details from a company they’ve never heard of or done… Read more

date icon June 9, 2019 category icon

Congress Has A Critical Decision To Make About Future Of The Internet

There’s a lot of chatter among members of Congress about changing an obscure yet critically important law that’s made the Internet as we know it possible: Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). As more lawmakers speak out about Section 230, it’s important to understand that this section of the law enables us all to have a… Read more

date icon June 5, 2019 category icon

Newsom and Office of Digital Innovation

California is the innovation capital of the world, but its government services lag decades behind in using modern technology to deliver citizen services. Governor Newsom’s budget proposal to include a request for the creation of a digital service is a welcome first step to address the state’s antiquated IT infrastructure. Californians expect a seamless experience… Read more

date icon February 21, 2019 category icon

The Free Market Gave Us The Internet — Let’s Not Take It Away

America leads the world in innovation and technology. Yet, there are some in Washington who are putting our success at risk by attacking internet companies for political expediency. Seven out of the top 10 internet companies in the world were founded in the U.S. Stifling innovation through baseless new regulations would be turning our back… Read more

date icon February 18, 2019 category icon

The U.S. Must Continue To Invest In Artificial Intelligence To Compete With China

President Trump issued an executive order this week directing federal agencies to support the development of artificial intelligence. It couldn’t have come at a better time. That’s because the U.S. is in a race against China to develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology, and it’s a race we can’t afford to lose. “Artificial Intelligence” (AI) may… Read more

date icon February 15, 2019 category icon

Privacy On The Internet

To the Editor: Re “How Silicon Valley Puts the ‘Con’ in Consent” (editorial, Feb. 3): Fewer than five clicks. That’s all it takes to change privacy settings on your favorite social media or streaming service. You’d be hard pressed to find a brick-and-mortar service that gives its customers the same granular control over their information… Read more

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

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

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

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

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“Short term rentals give an enormous boost to Jersey City and its residents.” John Olsen, Director for the Northeast Region Jersey City, NJ –  New Internet Association research released today finds that short term rentals (STRs) create hundreds of jobs and add tens of millions of dollars to Jersey City’s economy each year. Internet Association,… Read more

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