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date icon June 28, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Deepfake Report Act Of 2019

Washington, DC – Internet Association Vice President & Associate General Counsel Elizabeth Banker released the following statement on the Deepfake Report Act of 2019: “The Deepfakes Report Act of 2019 is an important proactive step. It calls on several agencies with relevant expertise to examine the state of technology, including both the benefits and potential… Read more

date icon June 26, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The White House’s DCOI Strategy

Washington, DC – Internet Association Director, Cloud Policy and Counsel Alla Seiffert issued the below statement following the release of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI): “The internet industry appreciates OMB’s leadership in updating the Data Center Optimization Initiative, which provides guidance to federal agencies on closing data centers… Read more

date icon June 24, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The DASHBOARD Act

Washington, DC – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the below statement following the introduction of the Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden Oversight and Regulations on Data (DASHBOARD) Act: “Data helps businesses – across all industries and of all sizes and business models – provide consumers with better products and services. We… Read more

date icon June 24, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The White House’s Cloud Smart Strategy

Washington, DC – Internet Association Director, Cloud Policy and Counsel Alla Seiffert issued the below statement following the release of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Cloud Smart Strategy: “The internet industry commends OMB for releasing the final version of its Cloud Smart policy, underscoring the importance of cloud adoption and modernization across the… Read more

date icon June 19, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Introduction Of The “Ending Support For Internet Censorship Act”

Washington, DC –Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the introduction of the “Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act” by Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO): “CDA 230 is the law that allows online companies to moderate and remove content that no reasonable person wants online – including content that could have… Read more

date icon June 18, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Information Transparency And Personal Data Control Act

Washington, DC – Internet Association Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom issued the following statement on the Information Transparency And Personal Data Control Act: “The internet industry appreciates Congresswoman DelBene for addressing the critical issue of data privacy and furthering the discussion around an economy-wide, risk-based approach that balances consumer protections and industry… Read more

date icon June 11, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Federal Trade Commission’s Workshop On The Online Ticket Marketplace

Washington, DC – Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the Federal Trade Commission’s workshop on the online ticket marketplace: “The internet industry supports efforts to allow internet-enabled companies to provide superior services to the benefit of consumers. IA members like Vivid Seats and StubHub offer immense value to fans… Read more

date icon June 11, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Senate Requesting A Vote On The Save The Internet Act

Washington, DC – Michael Bloom, Internet Association Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, issued the following statement on the Senate requesting a vote on the Save The Internet Act (STIA): “The internet industry supports STIA because Americans deserve access to the entire internet, free of blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization by ISPs. The STIA would… Read more

date icon May 22, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Introduction Of The SHIELD Act In The House

Washington, DC – IA Vice President, Federal Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the Stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution Act (SHIELD Act) in the House of Representatives, which would criminalize the distribution of non-consensual intimate imagery (NCII): “The internet industry urges the immediate passage the SHIELD Act… Read more

date icon May 21, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act

Washington, DC – Internet Association Director, Diversity and Inclusion Policy Sean Perryman issued the following statement following the introduction of the Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act: “The internet industry supports the Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act (AIIA) introduced by the Senate AI Caucus Co-Chairs, Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Rob Portman (R-OH). The AIIA increases important investment… Read more

date icon May 10, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On Texas HB 3579

Washington, DC –Internet Association Vice President, State Government Affairs Robert Callahan issued the following statement on HB 3579, which would impose a new tax on online travel companies: “The internet industry urges the Texas Senate not to pass HB 3579, which would create a new, unfair tax on online travel companies. This tax would hurt… Read more

date icon May 8, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Reintroduction Of The AI In Government Act

Washington, DC – Internet Association Director, Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Counsel Sean Perryman issued the following statement upon the reintroduction of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Government Act of 2019: “Internet companies appreciate Senators Gardner and Schatz for reintroducing the AI in Government Act. This bill, which complements the recent executive order aimed at… Read more

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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

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