date icon May 9, 2018 category icon

Internet-Enabled Services Create Opportunity For Brooklyn Communities And Small Businesses

"The internet is about opportunity. Its evolution continues to open doors for students to further their education, for communities to exchange ideas, and for small businesses to leverage tools that help them market their products and engage consumers. In places like Brooklyn, one of the most diverse communities in America, the growth of the internet… Read more tail right

date icon May 7, 2018 category icon

Regulation Won’t Help Internet Free Speech

"Mark Epstein’s “How To Keep Online Speech Free” (op-ed, April 30) highlights many of the tensions internet companies face in balancing the demands of creating safe online communities and protecting their users’ constitutional rights. What one person may consider abusive or hateful content could be speech protected under the First Amendment. All the while tech… Read more tail right

date icon November 7, 2017 category icon

Barriers to digital trade threaten U.S. internet’s success abroad

"IA recently completed its yearly assessment of barriers to digital trade that American exporters face around the globe. In comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), IA identified over 100 government measures in more than 40 foreign markets that are limiting, restricting, or outright blocking American internet-enabled exporters. Barriers to digital… Read more tail right

date icon October 19, 2017 category icon

Internet Association Applauds Signing of California State Senator Bradford’s SB 182, Which Helps Ridesharing Drivers By Easing Administrative Burdens and Protecting Their Privacy

"On October 13, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 182, a bill which marks a big step forward for ridesharing in California. SB 182 will ease administrative and financial burdens on transportation network company (TNC) drivers by allowing them to obtain only a single business license in order to operate in the entire… Read more tail right

date icon October 6, 2017 category icon

Cloud First Must Be More Than A Slogan

"Internet Association believes in the power of cloud computing to improve government processes and maximize the impact of each taxpayer dollar. IA is proud to represent world-class cloud providers with a relentless focus on helping federal, state, and local governments do just that. That’s why it was disappointing to see the Securities and Exchange Commission… Read more tail right

date icon September 20, 2017 category icon

SESTA Hearing Highlighted By Willingness To Find Compromise

"“At Internet Association, we stand behind the goals of SESTA [the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017]. We want to see an end to sex trafficking online.” That quote, given as testimony by IA’s own Abigail Slater during yesterday’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing, reflects our collective commitment to end online sex trafficking. Fortunately, yesterday’s… Read more tail right

date icon September 19, 2017 category icon

Working Together to Combat Sex Trafficking

"Today, Internet Association will testify before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on an critical issue to our nation: the effort to combat sex trafficking. Internet Association member companies are 100 percent committed to the fight against sex trafficking. Criminal actors like Backpage.com must be fully and quickly brought to justice for their horrific… Read more tail right

date icon July 17, 2017 category icon ,

Virtuous Circle on the Hill Recap

"Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman welcomed guests to the VC on the Hill conference, highlighting the ties between IA’s annual Virtuous Circle event in California and the day’s event in DC to bring together thought leaders on innovation policy. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) gave a keynote address emphasizing the ongoing importance of net… Read more tail right

date icon July 17, 2017 category icon

Net Neutrality Day Of Action Quick Recap

"Our work to save net neutrality is not over, but with your help, the FCC has millions of new comments calling for the preservation of strong net neutrality rules. We wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who visited IA on the Net Neutrality Day of Action to help preserve the free and open internet…. Read more tail right

date icon July 6, 2017 category icon

Eliminating Internet Safe Harbors Hurts The U.S. Economy

"One of the most important parts of the internet – and what makes it so attractive and useful to so many people – is the ability to search for and store information at the click of a button. Intermediary liability safe harbors play a critical role in making that possible.These safe harbors protect internet platforms… 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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