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 – 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