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date icon November 5, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Online Privacy Act

Washington DC – IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom issued the following statement on the Online Privacy Act:  “The internet industry commends Congresswomen Eshoo and Lofgren for recognizing the urgent need for comprehensive federal privacy legislation and appreciates their hard work and commitment on this issue. More work remains to ensure all… Read more

date icon October 31, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Announcement Of Chairman Walden’s Retirement

Washington, DC – IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the announcement that Chairman Gregory Walden (R-OR) would be retiring: “Chairman Walden is a champion of technology policy in Congress and most importantly, a dedicated public servant. His leadership will be missed. On a personal note, I’ve known Chairman Walden for… Read more

date icon October 24, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Introduction Of The 2019 READI Act

Washington, DC – Internet Association Vice President, Federal Government Affairs Michael Bloom issued the following statement on the introduction of the Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement Act of 2019 (READI Act): “Modernizing the emergency alert process is crucial to Americans’ safety and the READI Act is a well-constructed, collaborative approach to solving this critical problem…. Read more

date icon October 23, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The JROTC-CS Advisory Consortium

Washington, DC – IA Director, Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Counsel Sean Perryman issued the following statement on the announcement of the JROTC-CS initiative:  “Internet Association is proud to join the JROTC-CS Advisory Consortium led by CSforAll. This initiative, which will work with Air Force Junior ROTC in 30 schools across the country, will create… Read more

date icon October 16, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The House Energy And Commerce Joint Subcommittee Hearing Entitled “Fostering A Healthier Internet To Protect Consumers.”

Washington, DC – IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the joint Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee hearing entitled “Fostering A Healthier Internet To Protect Consumers”: “Section 230 enables the best of the internet. It allows internet… Read more

date icon October 15, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On Proposed Digital Tax Regime In Mexico

Washington, DC – Internet Association Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas released the following statement on Mexico’s proposed digital taxation regime: “Mexico’s proposed discriminatory tax regime would disproportionately impact U.S. companies and set a dangerous global precedent. This proposed tax change has the potential to threaten compliance with USMCA and would harm American investment in the… Read more

date icon October 10, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Announcement Of OECD Draft Proposal On Global Tax Rules For The Digital Age

Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas released the following statement on the announcement of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) publishing a draft proposal on how to deal with global tax rules for the digital age: “IA has long supported the OECD’s ongoing efforts to reach a global approach to… Read more

date icon October 9, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Signing Of The U.S.-Japan Digital Trade Agreement

Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement on the signing of the U.S.-Japan Digital Trade Agreement by the U.S. and Japan: “This agreement is a critical step in cementing the digital framework that’s led to the success of the U.S. digital sector and the broader economy. Businesses of all… Read more

date icon October 4, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Importance Of Encryption

Washington, DC — Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the importance of encryption: “The internet industry has great respect for the role law enforcement plays in keeping children safe. Internet companies are proud to do our part by investing in programs and initiatives to work with law enforcement and… Read more

date icon September 25, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Announcement Of The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

Washington, DC – IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the announcement of U.S.- Japan Trade Agreement: “IA welcomes the digital trade provisions agreed to by the U.S. and Japan today. Japan is the U.S.’s fourth-largest digital trading partner, and this agreement enshrines key rules of the road from our shared… Read more

date icon September 10, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Introduction Of The Plan Act

Washington, DC – Michael Bloom, IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs issued the following statement on the introduction of H.R. 4232 The Protecting Local Authority and Neighborhoods (PLAN) Act: “The PLAN Act is a solution in search of a problem. CDA 230 makes the best of the internet possible. The law enables a wide… Read more

date icon August 26, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Announcement Of A Preliminary Trade Deal Between The U.S. And Japan

Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement on the announcement of a preliminary trade deal between the United States and Japan that includes digital trade: “The internet industry welcomes the news that digital is included in the preliminary trade agreement between the U.S. and Japan. Small businesses in every… Read more

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Washington DC – IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom issued the following statement on the Online Privacy Act:  “The internet industry commends Congresswomen Eshoo and Lofgren for recognizing the urgent need for comprehensive federal privacy legislation and appreciates their hard work and commitment on this issue. More work remains to ensure all… Read more

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