The Internet’s open and decentralized model spurs economic growth, creates local opportunities, and encourages democratic discourse for all users. Its success is rooted in its voluntary and self-governing structure, the result of a multi-stakeholder process free from top-down governmental influences. For this reason, the Internet Association strongly opposes providing the United Nation’s International Telecommunication Union with new authority to regulate the Internet. The Internet Association endorses the successful multi-stakeholder model that exists today and supports efforts to keep the Internet free from government control.
Washington, DC – Internet Association Associate General Counsel Elizabeth Banker issued the following statement on the introduction of the Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act by Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Brian Schatz (D-HI): “The internet industry appreciates the bipartisan effort by members of the Commerce Committee to advance the conversation around privacy as it relates… Read more