Testimony & Filings

NetChoice Testimony for House Judiciary Hearing "Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 2: Innovation and Entrepreneurship"

NetChoice Testimony for House Judiciary Hearing “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 2: Innovation and Entrepreneurship”

NetChoice Testimony for Senate Judiciary Hearing "Google and Censorship Through Search Engines"

NetChoice Testimony for Senate Judiciary Hearing “Google and Censorship Through Search Engines”

NetChoice Filing to FTC for Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century Hearings

NetChoice Filing to FTC for Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century Hearings

Opposition to “Hotel intermediary” language in Ohio Senate Omnibus Budget Bill – Creating a New tax on travel agents

Opposition to “Hotel intermediary” language in Ohio Senate Omnibus Budget Bill – Creating a New tax on travel agents

Don’t Shoot the Message Board – Section 230’s Importance to American Jobs

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See the Facts: PragerU and YouTube

Big Tech Break-Up Could Be a Messy Affair

Wall Street Journal

On June 6, 2019, Gene Kimmelman, CEO of Public Knowledge and Carl Szabo VP of NetChoice, discuss the possibility of a Big Tech antitrust push by Congress against Google, Facebook, and Amazon.

Subcommittee No. 5, Issue 19: California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 BCP (SUPPORT)

Subcommittee No. 5, Issue 19: California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 BCP (SUPPORT)

NetChoice Opposition to Montana HB 645 - Concerns about overregulating the use of Biometrics

NetChoice Opposition to Montana HB 645 – Concerns about overregulating the use of Biometrics

NetChoice support for Indiana SB 554, creating consumer protections for event tickets

NetChoice support for Indiana SB 554, creating consumer protections for event tickets

Support for Legislation Relating to the Right to Resell Tickets

Support for Legislation Relating to the Right to Resell Tickets

NetChoice Support for Texas SB 2409 - Protecting Texas Fans

Coalition Letter to California Senate Judiciary Committee on SB 561

Coalition Letter to California Senate Judiciary Committee on SB 561

NetChoice Opposition to Hawaii SB 1292 – Limited Residential Lodging and exposing Hawaiian privacy

NetChoice Opposition to Hawaii SB 1292 – Limited Residential Lodging and exposing Hawaiian privacy

Opposition to HI SB 1292 – Limited Residential Lodging and exposing Hawaiian privacy

Opposition to HI SB 1292 – Limited Residential Lodging and exposing Hawaiian privacy

NetChoice Testimony to Idaho Joint Revenue & Taxation Committees, Regarding Data Center Sales/Use Tax Exemption

Link to presentation

NetChoice Presentation to Idaho Joint Revenue & Taxation Committees, Regarding Data Center Sales/Use Tax Exemption

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Industry Coalition Opposes State Tracking Software Mandates Over Privacy and Security Concerns

Multiple Sources – Media Reaction to Warren’s Medium Piece “Here’s How We Can Break Up Big Tech”

“Sen. Warren is wrong in her assertion that tech companies lack competition,” said Carl Szabo, vice president of the trade group NetChoice that lists both Facebook and Google as members. “Never before have consumers had access to more goods, services, and opportunities online.”

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44 smaller outlets also quoted NetChoice.

NetChoice testimony on California AB 147 – Taxation of Marketplace Facilitators

NetChoice testimony on California AB 147 – Taxation of Marketplace Facilitators

NetChoice Opposition to Washington SB 5138 – New fees on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles registration

NetChoice Opposition to Washington SB 5138 – New fees on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles registration

NetChoice Opposition to Washington SB 5137 – New fees on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles registration

NetChoice Opposition to Washington SB 5137 – New fees on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles registration

NetChoice Comments for the Record for United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on “Protecting Consumer Privacy in The Era of Big Data”

NetChoice Panel – Section 230: Our Internet Depends on It

As Congress considers legislation around privacy initiatives and user created content across platforms, this panel focused on lesser known internet laws that enable the internet of today and user-created content, meaning we have access to a plethora of online services, from big companies and small.

On February 26, we heard from the people behind innovations we use every day like Medium, Patreon, and Wikipedia.

NetChoice Comments in Advance of House and Senate Privacy Hearings

Below is NetChoice’s statement in advance of tomorrow’s privacy hearing in the House, and Wednesday’s privacy hearing in the Senate. Here are NetChoice’s comments for the record for the House Hearing on consumer privacy.

“We are seeing a fracturing of the internet driven by states introducing disparate privacy bills.” said Carl Szabo, Vice President of NetChoice. “The time has come for establishment of a nationwide standard for privacy online.”

“Americans should ask for a better privacy approach than what Europe and California concocted. Americans deserve a privacy law that doesn’t remove services and stymie innovation.” continued Szabo. “Federal privacy legislation should allow for industry safe-harbors similar to those in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.”

Testimony opposing California AB 147 – taxation of marketplace facilitators

Testimony opposing California AB 147 – taxation of marketplace facilitators

Testimony opposing Arizona HB 2702 – taxation of remote sellers and marketplace facilitators

Support with amendments for Washington HB 1766 – AN ACT Relating to unmanned aircraft; adding a new chapter to Title 9A RCW; and prescribing penalties

Electronics Manufacturers Opposition to SB 425 (Electronic Equipment Repair)

Electronics Manufacturers Opposition to SB 425 (Electronic Equipment Repair)

Steve DelBianco, NetChoice President, talks Internet Governance at State of the Net 2019

Carl Szabo, NetChoice VP and General Counsel, talks Content Moderation at State of the Net 2019

NetChoice Comments to Wyoming: Unconstitutional Issues of SF 76 – Warrants for digital records

NetChoice request to reconsider New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission Promulgates rules on HVFHS

NetChoice Opposition to New Orleans City Council Motion (M-19-4) – Creating a Ban on STRs

NetChoice Opposition to New Orleans City Council Motion (M-19-4) – Creating a Ban on STRs

NetChoice Opposition to New Orleans City Council Motion (M-19-4) – Creating a Ban on STRs

NetChoice Opposition to New Orleans City Council Motion (M-19-4) – Creating a Ban on STRs

NetChoice Support for S2969 - Modifies responsibilities of fantasy sports operators concerning participant funds.

NetChoice Response to FTC Request for Comments – Ticket Sales

NetChoice Response to FTC Request for Comments – Ticket Sales

NetChoice Coalition Opposition to A. 589/S. 1638 (“Fair Repair Act”)

NetChoice Coalition Opposition to A. 589/S. 1638 (“Fair Repair Act”)

DC Tech Association Letter B22-92 to Mayor Bowser – Short Term Rentals

DC Tech Association Letter B22-92 to Mayor Bowser – Short Term Rentals

NetChoice Comments to NTIA On Request for Comments on Privacy

NetChoice Comments to NTIA On Request for Comments on Privacy

NetChoice Opposition to District of Columbia Title II of B22-20, the Consumer Disclosure Act of 2017

NetChoice Opposition to District of Columbia Title II of B22-20, the Consumer Disclosure Act of 2017

NetChoice Comments to California CDTFA In Advance of Discussion on Wayfair 

NetChoice Comments to California (CDTFA) In Advance of Discussion on Wayfair

Industry Comments to Universal Laws Commission on “Tort Law Relating to Drones Act”

Industry Comments to Universal Laws Commission on “Tort Law Relating to Drones Act”

“Digital Deceit II” Debunked

“Digital Deceit II” Debunked

After misstating the nonexistent problems of tech platforms, “Digital Deceit II” then puts forward solutions that will only cause more problems.

There is a disconnect between privileged elites in Washington and the rest of the country.

Americans value online platforms as a way for them to truly be a part of the internet revolution. Lawmakers and policy professionals in D.C. must recognize that. By pointing out the problems with this paper, we hope that more DC groups will start listing to Americans beyond the beltway.

NetChoice Testimony to New Hampshire Legislature

NetChoice Testimony to New Hampshire Legislature on Biometrics

Michigan Residents Back Legislation to Secure Ticket Rights – “I bought it, I own it”

80% support the right of ticket holders to resell, give away or donate their tickets

68% of Michigan Fans SUPPORT legislation like HB 4224 – allowing fans to resell at prices they choose

September 19 – New polling released by NetChoice shows that both Michigan voters support ticket resale rights and want to be able to resell their tickets for a price they choose.

According to a survey of more than 600 Michiganders conducted by Zogby Analytics and commissioned by NetChoice, 80% support the right of ticket holders to resell, give away, or donate their tickets. 62% say that Michigan law needs to change so consumers can decide what price to sell their tickets – 68% of Michigan Fans support legislation like HB 4224 allowing fans to resell at prices they choose. Read more

NetChoice Support Testimony for A4317 – Fantasy Sports Funding

NetChoice Support for A4317 Fantasy Sports Funding

NetChoice Concerns with Baltimore City Mandates on Short Term Rental Platforms

NetChoice Concerns with Baltimore City Mandates on Short Term Rental Platforms