News from NetChoice A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics/government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages.

Latest

Oct 03, 2017, 09:15 ET NetChoice Calls On U.S. Congress To Leverage Fullest Extent of the Law to Pursue and Prosecute Online Sex Trafficking

NetChoice, a Washington, D.C.-based internet commerce trade association, today called on the Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and...


Sep 19, 2017, 10:15 ET NetChoice to Congress: Section 230 Does Not Prevent Backpage.com Prosecution

Altering free-speech provisions to address sex-trafficking on digital platforms such as Backpage may be well-intentioned, but will undermine...


Apr 10, 2017, 11:46 ET Minnesotans Do Not Support Online Marketplace Tax Proposal, New Study from NetChoice and Americans for Tax Reform Finds

Minnesota state legislators' push to impose unprecedented sales tax obligations on Internet marketplaces has little support from Minnesotans,...


Feb 02, 2017, 12:00 ET Tattletale Tax Reporting Law Violates Consumer Privacy, Coloradans Say

An overwhelming majority of Coloradans believe a state law forcing online and catalog businesses to report personal purchase information to state...


Dec 13, 2016, 09:37 ET Tennesseans Not Buying New Online Sales Tax Regulations

Tennessee regulators are asking the state legislature for new sales tax collection rules, but the clear majority of Tennesseans think that the...


Sep 09, 2015, 10:33 ET Privacy, Safety, and Protection of Consumer Choice Headline NetChoice's iAWESOME List

For more than six years, NetChoice has highlighted the state and federal bills that most egregiously limit competition, innovation, and consumer...


Aug 27, 2014, 09:02 ET NetChoice: Senate Ploy to Impose Internet Sales Taxes Tops List of Bad Internet Laws

The no-holds-barred effort in the Senate to ram through a regressive and unfair Internet sales tax regime tops NetChoice's August 2014 iAWFUL...


Oct 31, 2013, 00:01 ET NetChoice Identifies 2013's Worst Internet Laws

Halloween Edition of iAWFUL reveals Six Scary Laws Haunting the Internet On Thursday, NetChoice announced the fall 2013 update to this year's...


Oct 01, 2013, 09:00 ET Massachusetts Law That Restricts License Plate Recognition Undermines Law Enforcement, Says NetChoice

White paper finds legislation rooted in false fears and misconceptions will reduce effectiveness of LPR technology and subvert...


Sep 16, 2013, 08:00 ET NetChoice Report Refutes Misinformation About License Plate Recognition Technology

New presentation explains LPR technology, debunks myths and reveals a tool that solves crime and protects Americans while respecting privacy...


Aug 06, 2013, 12:38 ET Survey: License Plate Recognition is a Valuable, Well-Regulated Technology

LPR used by law enforcement to solve rapes, murders and child kidnappings License plate recognition (LPR) technology is a powerful tool that...


Jul 17, 2013, 21:53 ET NetChoice Statement on ACLU Report on License Plate Readers

 NetChoice today called the ACLU report on license plate readers well intentioned but off the mark.  "The fact is, license plate readers...


May 16, 2013, 06:00 ET California Regulatory Crusade Tops List of Bad Internet Laws

 For the first time, NetChoice has placed a state's entire Internet agenda – rather than a single piece of legislation – atop its...


Oct 02, 2012, 00:01 ET NetChoice iAWFUL List Ranks Top Threats to Internet Services

Internet Taxes, Outdated Legacy Laws and Misguided Child Safety Proposals top list NetChoice's Fall 2012 iAWFUL list identifies federal and...


Aug 01, 2012, 15:23 ET Online Sales Tax Legislation Still Not Ready For Prime Time

NetChoice Executive Director Steve DelBianco testifies that proposed legislation will harm online businesses, e-commerce. "Legislation...


Apr 25, 2012, 11:44 ET Online Sales Tax Would Harm Small Business and Interstate Commerce

Push for Legislation Driven by Big-Box Retailers Already Subject to Tax The United States Senate Committee on Finance today held a hearing...


Mar 22, 2012, 06:00 ET NetChoice Names the 10 Worst Internet Laws of 2012

Legacy regulations being used against innovative businesses top 2012 iAWFUL NetChoice, a coalition of Internet and e-commerce...


Jan 12, 2012, 09:00 ET The Proof is in the Pudding for ICANN's Domain Expansion, NetChoice Says

 "The plan to create new Internet domains could and should benefit Internet users and businesses, particularly those around the world who write...


Dec 14, 2011, 09:00 ET Businesses Should Work to Improve - Not Oppose - Expansion of Internet Domains

Working Through the ICANN Process, Industry Can Protect Brands, Consumers Companies and industry groups concerned about protecting their...


Dec 08, 2011, 10:00 ET NetChoice Supports Plan to Expand Internet Name Space

ICANN should go forward, with improvements and contingency plans The introduction of a significant number of new top-level Internet domains...


Nov 09, 2011, 11:38 ET Senate Proposal Would Impose Onerous Online Sales Tax

Small and Medium Online Retailers Will be Forced to Comply with Thousands of New Tax Jurisdictions Legislation introduced today by Senators Mike...


Sep 15, 2011, 09:00 ET NetChoice Finds State and Federal Initiatives Add Cost and Complexity to the Internet

Updated iAWFUL Ranks Top Threats to Online Commerce NetChoice's Fall 2011 iAWFUL list identifies a massive new Internet tax regime, overreaching...


Jul 29, 2011, 17:57 ET NetChoice Strongly Opposes 'Main Street Fairness' Act From Congressional Democrats

Internet tax proposal will harm small businesses that rely on Internet sales NetChoice strongly opposes the so-called "Main Street Fairness Act,"...


May 10, 2011, 18:57 ET California Social Networking Bill Will Stall Online Innovation

NetChoice outlines dangerous consequences of California legislation to regulate social networks Proposed legislation (S.B. 242) considered today...


Mar 09, 2011, 07:40 ET A Patchwork of Conflicting Online Privacy Legislation Threatens to Strangle Innovation

Updated iAWFUL List Ranks Top Threats to Online Commerce NetChoice's 2011 "iAWFUL" list of bad Internet laws has identified a confusing and...