In a recent article at The Daily Caller, Josh Peterson relays the surprising data that The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is one of the most secretive agencies in the Obama administration. During a House appropriations subcommittee hearing, Rep. Mario Diaz Balart pointed out that Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests were rejected far more than [...]
There’s more bad news for T-Mobile in the wake of their failed merger with AT&T—they’ve recently announced they’ll be closing 7 call centers over the course of the next three months, eliminating 1,900 jobs in the process. You would expect this to mean diminished customer service and longer wait times for consumers looking for tech [...]
ACI Statement Regarding Today’s House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Privacy and Innovation Hearing
Washington, DC, March 29, 2012 — Today’s hearing by the House Energy and Commerce committee is an important first step in making sure that we take a more comprehensive look at protecting consumer privacy in the digital age. Consumers are growing increasingly concerned about their online privacy and the way in which their privacy is being [...]
You can read the quote published in drugstorenews.com.
NetChoice is out with their compilation of the worst Internet laws, their iAwful list. At the top? Legacy regulations enacted long before the Internet age that hamper many new service-based Internet companies from thriving. Many of the new Internet companies coming onto the scene have tools developed for the average consumer to find better deals [...]
New Report — “The Information Technology Revolution and the Transformation of the Small Business Economy”
At a Capitol Hill event today, ACI released a collection of essays written by economists and IT policy experts that discusses the link between the information technology sector and the small business economy. You can download the booklet here. This work/research was funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (contents of the publication are solely [...]
A major driver of progress over the past 15 years is the Internet, where 2 billion people are connected and $8 trillion is exchanged each year in e-commerce. McKinsey estimated that the internet created 1.2 million jobs but destroyed 500,000 jobs. Many jobs created were in functions such as sales, engineering, and service. Many jobs [...]
Specifics are important. Personally identifiable Information (PII) includes; name, address, telephone number, email address, financial account number, government-issued identifier (e.g. Social Security), and anything used to identify, contact or precisely locate a person. Sensitive consumer information overlaps with PII and includes; Government-issued identifiers, Insurance plan numbers, Financial account numbers, precise real-time geographic location of an [...]
ACI Sends Letters to Congress Calling for Hearings on the Next Generation Television Marketplace Act
Click on the following links to read the letters: Letter to Chairman Rockerfeller Letter to Chairman Upton
The call for more wireless spectrum is growing larger now more than ever. As more and more people begin to utilize smart phones, tablets and other devices that rely on broadband connections, the current infrastructure will slow to a crawl. As it stands right now, there are now more wireless subscribers in the US than [...]
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