Entries by NetChoice

NetChoice Applauds the USTR Investigation of France’s Digital Services Tax

Today NetChoice applauded the US Trade Representative for investigating and considering action against the French Digital Services Tax (DST), which would impose a 3% tax on gross revenue from businesses with annual revenue of $830 million globally.  “In a desperate bid to help French companies compete, France designed new taxes to penalize America’s online leaders,” […]

Tik Tok Boosts U.S. Lobbying Amid New Censorship Claims

China Digital Times ByteDance has tried to build its relationships in Washington amid the growing scrutiny. TikTok has joined NetChoice, a trade association that has been aggressive in pushing back on critics of tech companies. One of Bytedance’s own staff members registered to lobby for the company this summer. The company also hired the powerful corporate […]

Yang Proposes Tax on Digital Ads in Swipe at Facebook, Google

Bloomberg NetChoice, a lobbying group that counts Facebook and Google as members, criticized Yang’s proposal. “The current online advertising model enables consumers to access high quality content and sophisticated services for free,” NetChoice Vice President Carl Szabo said in a statement. “Yang’s policy would create more paywalls around content and diminish the presence of free […]

TikTok Said to Be Under National Security Review

The New York Times ByteDance has tried to build its relationships in Washington amid the growing scrutiny. TikTok has joined NetChoice, a trade association that has been aggressive in pushing back on critics of tech companies. One of Bytedance’s own staff members registered to lobby for the company this summer. The company also hired the […]

Why SIA Opposes Massachusetts’ Far-Reaching Facial Recognition Technology Prohibition Bill

Security Industry Association In an August poll of Massachusetts residents, 66 percent said law enforcement should not be precluded from using new technologies such as facial recognition, 64 percent believed facial recognition technology has the potential to enhance safety and only 15 percent would limit law enforcement’s use of the technology at the expense of public […]

Gongwer – Big Tech Companies Under The Microscope In Field Hearing

Gongwer – Big Tech Companies Under The Microscope In Field Hearing But Steve DelBianco, president of NetChoice, told members of the panel that large online platforms help America’s small businesses. “For America’s small and mid-size businesses, the bigger the platform the better for reaching larger audiences. Consider the local custom furniture store. Just 15 years […]