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date icon May 4, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act

Washington, DC – IA’s Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), John Thune (R-SD), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN):  “The internet industry appreciates the Senate Commerce Committee’s continued leadership on the important issue… Read more

date icon April 29, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement In Response To The 2019 Notorious Markets Report

Washington, DC – Internet Association Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement in response to the the Office of The United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) release of the 2019 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy report: “American online marketplaces proactively combat the sale of counterfeits every day and work hand in… Read more

date icon April 23, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On FCC Vote To Open 6 GHz Band To Unlicensed Use

Washington DC — Internet Association Director, Federal Government Affairs Amy Murphy issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) vote in support of opening the 6 GHz band to unlicensed use: “The internet industry commends the FCC for increasing access to unlicensed spectrum with this vote. This additional spectrum will create new opportunities… Read more

date icon April 6, 2020 category icon Press Releases

Internet Association Launches Website Highlighting the Industry’s COVID-19 Response Efforts

Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) today launched a website highlighting the internet industry’s wide-ranging response to the COVID-19 pandemic and related resources. The new site reflects IA members’ ongoing commitment to provide their workers, users, and the broader internet community with safe and flexible work environments, credible and timely information and resources, and secure… Read more

date icon March 31, 2020 category icon Press Releases

March Jobs Report Shows Online Jobs Posting Up After Last Month’s Drop, But Still Down By Half Over Last 12 Months

“The March 3i report indicates that online full-time job postings are beginning to increase again following their precipitous drop in January.” Christopher Hooton, IA Chief Economist Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) today released the March IA Industry Indicators: Jobs (3i Jobs) report, which presents monthly insights on the U.S. job market using data from… Read more

date icon March 31, 2020 category icon Press Releases

New Quarterly IA Research Shows Consumer Preferences For Carsharing For The First Time

“Our newest survey question shows the potential of peer-to-peer to carsharing services. Consumers have only a weak preference for traditional car rentals, indicating a big opportunity for growth.” Christopher Hooton, IA Chief Economist Washington, DC — Internet Association today released the Q1 2020 (Q3 2019 data) IA Industry Indicators Report (3I Report), which provides quarterly… Read more

date icon March 11, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement In Response To UK DST Implementation Plan

Washington, DC – Internet Association Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement in response to the UK government confirming in Budget 2020 that it will move forward with a 2 percent digital services tax (DST) starting in April 2020:  “It is disappointing that the UK would move forward with a discriminatory DST, which… Read more

date icon March 5, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The Introduction Of The EARN IT Act

Washington, DC –  IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020 (EARN IT Act) in the Senate: “IA member companies strive to end child exploitation online. They take a variety of actions, including dedicating… Read more

date icon March 2, 2020 category icon Press Releases

Statement On The Announcement Of The UK’s Negotiating Objectives For A Trade Agreement With The U.S.

Washington, DC – IA Director Jordan Haas released the following statement on the announcement of the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) negotiating objectives for a free trade agreement with the U.S.: “The U.S. and the UK both lead the world in digital and a free trade agreement with robust digital, intellectual property, and customs provisions would benefit… Read more

date icon February 21, 2020 category icon Press Releases

February Online Jobs Report Shows Steep Drop In Online Jobs Postings

“Jobs postings, job searches, and job applications all dropped this month following the conclusion of the holiday season, with jobs postings seeing its biggest drop since IA began collecting data.” Christopher Hooton, IA Chief Economist Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) today released the February IA Industry Indicators: Jobs (3i Jobs) report, which presents monthly… Read more

date icon January 31, 2020 category icon Press Releases

Internet Association Announces Leadership Changes, Michael Beckerman To Move In-House

Washington, DC — Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman announced today his intention to depart from the organization on February 29 to lead policy and government relations internally at an internet company. Beckerman has served as IA’s President & CEO since its founding in 2012. IA, the unified voice of the internet economy, is… Read more

date icon January 30, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On USTR’s Review Of South Africa’s GSP Status

Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas released the following statement on USTR’s Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) country practice review of South Africa, and specifically the question of whether South Africa is meeting the GSP eligibility criterion requiring adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights: “Fair use protections are a time-tested… 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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