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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

date icon August 6, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On Chairman Pallone And Ranking Member Walden’s Letter To USTR On August 6

Washington, DC – Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the letter to Office Of The United States Trade Representative (USTR) sent by Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) on August 6: “USMCA’s digital chapter – including its intermediary liability provisions – represent a victory for… Read more

date icon July 12, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Introduction Of The STRONGER Patents Act Of 2019

Washington, DC – IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom issued the following statement on the introduction of the STRONGER Patents Act of 2019: “High-quality patents are a crucial driver of America’s economy and the (inter partes review) IPR process helps ensure we have a high-quality patent system. This bill would hamstring the… Read more

date icon July 11, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The White House Social Media Summit

Washington, DC – IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the White House Social Media Summit: “Online platforms are the best tool for promoting voices from all political perspectives in history. Internet companies are not biased against any political ideology, and conservative voices in particular have used social media to great… Read more

date icon July 10, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On USTR’s Announcement Of An Investigation Of France’s Digital Services Tax

Washington DC – Internet Association Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement on the announcement of an investigation of France’s Digital Services Tax under Section 301 by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR): “The internet industry applauds USTR’s prompt action in response to France’s Digital Services Tax, which specifically targets the… Read more

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

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Washington, DC – IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the END Child Exploitation Act by Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH), Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) and Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) with U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV):… Read more

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