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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Statement On The AI In Government Act Of 2018

Washington, DC – Internet Association Director of Diversity and Inclusion Policy Sean Perryman issued the following statement upon the introduction of the AI in Government Act of 2018: “The internet industry commends Senators Gardner and Schatz for their leadership in sponsoring the AI in Government Act. This bill assembles experts from the private and public Read more »

Statement On Final Passage Of The Music Modernization Act

IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement upon the final passage of the Music Modernization Act in the House of Representatives.

Statement On NTIA’s Privacy Principles Request For Comment

Washington, DC – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on NTIA’s privacy principles request for comment: “The internet industry commends NTIA for leading an important national dialogue on the importance of modernizing America’s approach to data privacy. Americans deserve – and internet companies support – a modern approach to privacy Read more »

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Washington, DC – Internet Association Director of Diversity and Inclusion Policy Sean Perryman issued the following statement upon the introduction of the AI in Government Act of 2018: “The internet industry commends Senators Gardner and Schatz for their leadership in sponsoring the AI in Government Act. This bill assembles experts from the private and public Read more »

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