Avalera – Remote online seller tries to crush Massachusetts cookie law Crutchfield isn’t the only retailer up in arms over the Massachusetts regulation, though it is the first to file suit against it. It may not be the last. The American Catalog Mailers Association (ACMA), which is dedicated in part to “fending off intrusive sales […]
About Carl Szabo
Carl Szabo is an expert in communications and Internet policy. As Policy Counsel, he analyzes tech-related legislative and regulatory initiatives relevant to online companies.
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Roll Call – Sex Trafficking Bill Would Narrow Protections for Internet Companies But the narrowing has drawn opposition from NetChoice, an alliance that includes Facebook and eBay. The bill would would raise questions about why sex trafficking was given special treatment and other online crimes like terrorism were not, said former Rep. Christopher Cox, one of the […]
Zhong Sanchez – States Probing Boundaries of ‘Physical Presence’ To no one’s surprise, this directive immediately was challenged by NetChoice, a trade association of internet companies and organizations dedicated to advancing the interests of e-commerce businesses and online consumers, and the American Catalog Mailers Association, with the plaintiffs advancing two arguments in their suit. READ […]
Tax Connections – Online Sales Tax Bill Defeated In SD Supreme Court However, as Steve DelBianco, executive director of NetChoice, said in a statement, “This ruling gives the state what it wanted all along—a case they could appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.” South Dakota was hoping for a quick decision so the matter would […]
Last year was the deadliest on American roads in a decade — even as cars have never been safer. In 2016, 40,000 Americans died because of automobile accidents. That’s 100 Americans each day. That’s one death every seven minutes. In most any other context, we would call this an epidemic and call on our resources to address […]
If there is one thing we can all agree on, it’s that sex trafficking is a horrendous crime, really the worst of the worst. Those who knowingly facilitate sex trafficking — whether it be online or offline — should be prosecuted and put in jail. Robbing the promise and potential of a human life is […]
Small Business Radio – Debating the merits of not taxing Internet sales Debating the merits of not taxing Internet sales Could a global congress on trust help control digital fear and greed Why Massachusetts bailed on remote sales tax collection
“NetChoice welcomes the ECPA Modernization Act of 2017’s common-sense privacy protections for our electronic communications. Today, our privacy in electronic communication is protected by a 30-year-old law that is decades out of date. The Act brings the 30-year-old ECPA law into the 21st Century” said NetChoice Senior Policy Counsel Carl Szabo.
Internet Retailer – Congress discusses a bill that would stop states from expanding online sales tax collection Christopher Cox, outside counsel for NetChoice, a national trade association that represents online retailers, testified today that Congress should act to keep small online retailers from having to assume the expense of applying the sales tax laws that […]
NetChoice is a trade association representing eCommerce businesses all of whom share the goal of promoting convenience, choice, and commerce on the Net.