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date icon June 12, 2020 category icon Press Releases

IA Calls On Supreme Court To Weigh In On Section 230’s Crucial Role In Content Moderation

“Online content moderation efforts enabled by Section 230 make the best of the internet possible and help people enjoy safe experiences online” Jon Berroya, IA Interim President and CEO Washington, DC — Today, Internet Association (IA) filed an amicus brief in Enigma Software Group USA, LLC v. Malwarebytes, Inc., calling on the Supreme Court to… Read more

date icon June 5, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement To Congress On The Killing Of George Floyd

Washington, DC – IA Interim President & CEO Jon Berroya made the following statement in testimony to Congress on the killing of George Floyd:  “I feel compelled to personally acknowledge that our nation is – yet again – struggling to make sense of the unconscionable killing of George Floyd and so many other black men… Read more

date icon June 2, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement In Support Of USTR Initiating Section 301 Investigations of Digital Services Taxes

Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy, Jordan Haas issued the following statement in support of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) initiation of Section 301 investigations of Digital Services Taxes (DSTs) in Austria, Brazil, the Czech Republic, the European Union, India, Indonesia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom: “An increasing number… Read more

date icon June 1, 2020 category icon Press Releases

Internet Association Hires New Head Lobbyist In California

Sacramento, CA – Internet Association (IA) announced today that Dylan Hoffman joined the organization as Director of Government Affairs for the State of California, where he will serve as IA’s head lobbyist in Sacramento. Hoffman previously served as legislative director for California State Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino), where he led a team of staff implementing… Read more

date icon May 28, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act

Washington, DC – Internet Association’s Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act:  “The internet industry appreciates the House passing the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, ensuring that the millions of Americans participating in the online economy are supported during the unprecedented economic downturn brought… Read more

date icon May 28, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On Today’s Executive Order Concerning Social Media And CDA 230

Washington, DC – IA Interim President & CEO Jon Berroya issued the following statement in response to an Executive Order concerning social media platforms and Section 230: “IA member companies offer more people a chance to share their perspectives than at any point in history, something that has been widely acknowledged by politicians, academics, and… Read more

date icon May 26, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The Announcement Of Negotiating Objectives For A U.S.-Kenya FTA

Washington, DC —  IA Director, Trade Policy, Jordan Haas issued the following statement on the release by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) of negotiating objectives for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Republic of Kenya: “The internet industry commends USTR for prioritizing digital trade in the upcoming negotiations with Kenya. It… Read more

date icon May 21, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The Release Of The Section 512 Report By The Copyright Office

Washington, DC – Internet Association Interim President & CEO Jon Berroya released the following statement on the release of the Section 512 Report by the U.S. Copyright Office: “We’re living in a golden age of content thanks to online platforms and America’s balanced copyright system, including Section 512. Consumers have more ways to watch movies,… Read more

date icon May 14, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The Public Health Emergency Privacy Act (PHEPA)

Washington, DC – IA’s Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom issued the following statement on the introduction of the bicameral Public Health Emergency Privacy Act (PHEPA) by Sens. Blumenthal (D-CT) and Mark Warner (D-VA) and Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA): “The internet industry is encouraged to see… Read more

date icon May 13, 2020 category icon Press Releases

New Survey Shows Americans Want Economy-Wide, Federal Privacy Protections

Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) today released the results of a national public opinion survey that demonstrate Americans’ strong support for economy-wide, federal privacy protections.  In a national poll of 2,744 U.S. adults, Americans said they want consistent data privacy protections regardless of where they live or the type of company they interact with…. Read more

date icon May 7, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On Gov. Hogan’s Veto Of The Digital Services Tax Bill

Baltimore, MD – IA Director, State Government Affairs for the Northeast Region John Olsen released the following statement on Governor Larry Hogan’s (R-MD) veto of H.B. 732, a bill that would impose a discriminatory sales tax on digital services: “The internet industry commends Governor Hogan for vetoing this flawed tax proposal. Now more than ever, the… Read more

date icon May 5, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The Launch Of U.S.-UK FTA Negotiations

Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy, Jordan Haas released the following statement on the official launch of negotiations between the United States and the United Kingdom on a free trade agreement (FTA): “The start of negotiations on an FTA between the U.S. and UK represents an opportunity to strengthen both our nations’ digital trade… Read more

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Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement on USTR’s announcement in response to its Section 301 Investigation of France’s Digital Services Tax (DST): “Today USTR made clear that go-it-alone discriminatory digital services taxes are counterproductive in finding long-term international solutions. Discriminatory digital services taxes act as a trade barrier… Read more

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