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date icon April 10, 2013 category icon Statements

The Internet Association’s Statement on Markup of H.R. __, A Bill to Affirm the Policy of the United States Regarding Internet Governance

Millions of people across the globe have rejected the proposed U.N. takeover of the Internet. Last year, the U.S. Congress in a strong bipartisan manner, voted to unanimously oppose the ITU’s intervention in the governance of the Internet.

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date icon March 19, 2013 category icon Press Releases Statements

The Internet Association Statement on Bipartisan Leahy-Lee ECPA Reform Bill ECPA law must be updated for the digital age

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association, the unified voice of the Internet economy, representing the interests of leading global Internet companies including Airbnb, Amazon.com, AOL, eBay, Expedia, Facebook, Google, IAC, LinkedIn, Monster Worldwide, Rackspace, salesforce.com, TripAdvisor, Yahoo!, and Zynga, issued the following statement regarding Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introducing a bill today that would reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). The Internet Association supports updating the ECPA privacy law.

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date icon March 5, 2013 category icon Press Releases Statements

The Internet Association Statement on FTC Chairman Ramirez

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The Internet Association, the unified voice of the Internet economy, representing the interests Airbnb, Amazon.com, AOL, ebay, Expedia, Facebook, Google, IAC, LinkedIn, Monster Worldwide, Rackspace, salesforce.com, TripAdvisor, Yahoo!, and Zynga, issued the following statement applauding President Obama’s appointment of Commissioner Edith Ramirez to Chairman at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC):

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date icon February 17, 2013 category icon Statements

The Internet Association’s Statement On Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger’s Cyber-Security Bill (CISPA)

“The Internet Association recognizes the need for effective cyber-security legislation that encourages sharing of actionable cyber threat information to protect our networks, while still safeguarding the privacy of our users’ information. It is important that these policies and protections be technology-neutral to ensure that the Internet remains free from government regulation. We appreciate Chairman Rogers’ and Ranking Member Ruppersberger’s continued attention to this important issue, and we look forward to continuing to work with them and others in the House and Senate on legislation that safeguards users’ private information as this issue moves forward.”

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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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