March 21, 2018 | News, Statements

Statement On The Importance Of Protecting User Data Online

Washington, DC – Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the importance of protecting user data online:

“I commend Mark Zuckerberg for his candor and leadership, and we stand by Facebook as they take tangible steps to improve the platform. This is a challenging issue and acknowledging past mistakes is a first, important step in rebuilding trust. Facebook is taking actions to fix the problem, and I’m confident they are up to the challenge.

“Maintaining the privacy and security of users has always been and remains a top priority of the internet industry. It is the responsibility of platforms to clearly explain how people’s information is used and protect their data. People’s trust and comfort with our products and services is fundamental to the success of the internet, and the internet industry is committed to providing people information and tools to make informed choices about how their personal information is used, seen, and shared online.”

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Internet Association Hires Director Of Diversity And Inclusion Policy And Counsel

Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) today announced that Sean Perryman joined the organization as Director of Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Counsel. Perryman previously served on the Democratic Staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as counsel and IT/cybersecurity subcommittee liaison, where he developed technology policy positions in the areas of Read more »

Internet Association Lists letgo As Newest Member

Washington, DC – Internet Association today welcomed letgo – the largest and fastest growing app to buy and sell locally – as the organization’s newest member. letgo has quickly become one of America’s most popular apps by making it simple for people to sell what they don’t need and find great deals nearby on anything Read more »

Statement In Support Of Rejoining TPP

Jordan Haas released the following statement in response to reports that President Trump had instructed the NEC and USTR to look into rejoining TPP.

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Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) today announced that Sean Perryman joined the organization as Director of Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Counsel. Perryman previously served on the Democratic Staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as counsel and IT/cybersecurity subcommittee liaison, where he developed technology policy positions in the areas of Read more »

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