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Sep 25, 2018, 08:00 ET President Trump & Attorney General Sessions Lack Support For Breaking Up Tech, New NetChoice Survey Finds

Americans overwhelmingly value the contributions of the technology industry and do not support antitrust enforcement, despite aggressive rhetoric...


Apr 17, 2018, 11:30 ET NetChoice Calls on U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Current Internet Sales Tax Laws

Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, et.al. At issue is the legality of a new...


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 Investigations...


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 the...


Feb 02, 2017, 11:00 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 tax ...


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...


Apr 14, 2015, 10:30 ET iAWFUL Legislation 2015: Death, Taxes and Trade Secrets

They say nothing is life is guaranteed except death and taxes. But now state legislators around the country are trying to open your private...


Feb 24, 2015, 09:30 ET State Legislatures Tone Deaf to Americans' Desire To Control Personal Privacy After Death

Eighteen state legislatures are drafting or debating bills that would curtail the ability for Americans to control the privacy of their personal...


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...


Apr 09, 2014, 12:01 ET NetChoice Names 2014's Worst Internet Laws

On Wednesday, NetChoice announced the 2014 Internet Advocates Watchlist of Ugly Laws (iAWFUL) list, a collection of legislation that has the...


Oct 31, 2013, 12:01 ET NetChoice Identifies 2013's Worst Internet Laws

On Thursday, NetChoice announced the fall 2013 update to this year's Internet Advocates Watchlist of Ugly Laws (iAWFUL) list, a collection of...


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

A Massachusetts law intended to protect citizens is likely to have the opposite effect, by undermining law enforcement, and weakening an important...


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

Automated license plate recognition (LPR) technology is a powerful, lawful tool that helps solve crimes and protect victims in a manner that respects ...


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

License plate recognition (LPR) technology is a powerful tool that helps law enforcers solve crimes and save lives, according to a new survey of law...


Jul 17, 2013, 09:53 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 are a...


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 iAWFUL list of bad...


Oct 02, 2012, 12:01 ET NetChoice iAWFUL List Ranks Top Threats to Internet Services

NetChoice's Fall 2012 iAWFUL list identifies federal and state legislation that will threaten the sustainability of many online services. Top...


Aug 01, 2012, 03:23 ET Online Sales Tax Legislation Still Not Ready For Prime Time

"Legislation forcing online sellers to collect sales tax for nearly 10,000 tax jurisdictions places unique, unfair burdens on Internet-based...


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

The United States Senate Committee on Finance today held a hearing to explore authorizing states to levy new taxes on out-of-state retailers....


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

NetChoice, a coalition of Internet and e-commerce companies committed to defending online freedom, today called out America's worst Internet laws...


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 in...


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

Companies and industry groups concerned about protecting their brands in new top-level Internet domains will have more success if they work within...


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

The introduction of a significant number of new top-level Internet domains should go forward as planned, even as Internet stakeholders from around...


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

Legislation introduced today by Senators Mike Enzi, R-WY and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. would force small out-of-state sellers to collect taxes for...