July 18, 2018 | News, Statements

Statement On The FTC Oversight Hearing

Washington, DC — Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the House Energy & Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection hearing on Federal Trade Commission (FTC) oversight:

“The many benefits of the internet can be seen in every aspect of our society and economy – by consumers, business, and government alike – in ways that were unimaginable even 5 years ago. Internet Association is committed to having a discussion with Congress and the FTC about the current regulatory framework.

“The U.S. is home to some of the most successful internet companies that are global leaders in the technology industry. A key to America’s success in building a vibrant internet ecosystem is an approach to regulation and enforcement that focuses on practices that materially harm consumers, with a clear view of benefits. The internet economy, as a result, is characterized by low barriers to entry, companies that focus on innovation and delivering value to consumers, and fierce competition that’s just a click away. It’s important that both policymakers and regulators keep in mind the important economic and national security benefits of having internet companies founded and based here in the U.S. as they export their products and services around the world.

“Core to the mission of Internet Association and our members is empowering people through a free and open internet. We encourage the FTC to keep the overwhelming benefits to consumers in mind as they seek to examine aspects of the internet industry.”

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Statement On The Children And Media Research Advancement Act

Washington, DC – Internet Association Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs Melika Carroll issued the the following statement in support of the Children and Media Research Advancement (CAMRA) Act: “Internet companies care deeply about the safety and well-being of their users and welcome scientific research on this important issue funded through the CAMRA Act. Read more »

Statement Supporting The Bipartisan CyberTipline Modernization Act

IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Melika Carroll released the following statement in support of the CyberTipline Modernization Act.

Internet Association Signs Pledge To America’s Workers

Washington, DC – Internet Association today will sign the Pledge to America’s Workers at a White House event, and commit to providing over 100,000 opportunities for on-the-job training, continuing education, and work-based learning programs over a 5-year period. This is part of a continued industry-wide effort to develop an American workforce that is prepared for Read more »

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Washington, DC – Internet Association Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs Melika Carroll issued the the following statement in support of the Children and Media Research Advancement (CAMRA) Act: “Internet companies care deeply about the safety and well-being of their users and welcome scientific research on this important issue funded through the CAMRA Act. Read more »

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