Entries by Carl Szabo

Tech world’s USMCA win

Politico Morning Tech The Internet Association, Information Technology Industry Council, Semiconductor Industry Association, Computer & Communications Industry Association, BSA | The Software Alliance, the Computing Technology Industry Association, the Consumer Technology Association, NetChoice and TechNet were among the many (many!) industry groups to praise the agreement Tuesday. Amazon also applauded the deal, tweeting that it “breaks new […]

NetChoice Praises Section 230 Language Included in USMCA

Today, NetChoice reiterated support for the inclusion of Section 230 language in President Trump’s North American trade agreement, USMCA. “Speaker Pelosi fights on behalf of vulnerable communities, yet it is these very communities throughout North America that benefit most from access to social media and online marketplaces,” said Carl Szabo, Vice President and General Counsel […]

Pelosi Reportedly Wants To Strip Online Free Speech Protections From Trade Deal

Reason Magazine “The inclusion of Section 230 language in the USMCA is a win-win for all signatories,” says Carl Szabo, vice president and general counsel for NetChoice, an advocacy group that favors the inclusion of online liability protections in trade deals. “Consumers gain access to an abundance of online content, and businesses can connect directly to customers […]

NetChoice Commends Sen. Wicker’s Draft Privacy Legislation

“This draft bill is a solid compromise between businesses and privacy advocates,” said Carl Szabo, Vice President and General Counsel for NetChoice. “By eliminating a patchwork of differing and potentially conflicting state laws Sen. Wicker’s bill protects citizens’ privacy while helping America’s small businesses.” “While there are parts of the bill that should be improved […]

NetChoice Raises Concerns with the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act

Today, NetChoice raised concerns with the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act introduced by Sen. Cantwell. The bill creates a private right of action with statutory damages, harms America’s mid-size businesses, and fails to provide a comprehensive privacy law for the country. “America’s mid-size businesses face a Sophie’s choice about whether to live with today’s patchwork […]

Democratic Privacy Bill Allows Lawsuits Over Data Violations (1)

Bloomberg Government “This bill is creating a ‘Sophie’s Choice’ for America’s mid-sized businesses,” said Carl Szabo, vice president of NetChoice, a right-leaning tech trade association that counts Alphabet Inc.‘s Google and Facebook as members. “Do they want a patchwork of state laws or a tsunami of class action lawsuits?” Szabo’s group has been among those looking […]