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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

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

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

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Washington, DC – Internet Association today released the July IA Industry Indicators: Jobs (3i Jobs) report, which presents monthly insights on the U.S. job market using data from national and internet-based resources. The report tracks trends in the traditional and freelance job markets and presents unique information on hiring, openings, and online income by combining… Read more

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