Testimony & Filings

Carl Szabo testifies Before Ohio State Senate Judiciary Committee on Antitrust

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NetChoice Testimony in support of Michigan HB 5127 and HB 5128, regarding sales tax on data center equipment

NetChoice Testimony in support of Michigan HB 5127 and HB 5128, regarding sales tax on data center equipment

NetChoice support for Michigan HB 5127 and HB 5128, regarding sales tax on data center equipment

NetChoice support for Michigan HB 5127 and HB 5128, regarding sales tax on data center equipment

NetChoice testimony in Pennsylvania Senate on taxation of data centers

NetChoice testimony in Pennsylvania Senate on taxation of data centers

NetChoice Testimony for Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Antitrust Issues

NetChoice Testimony for Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Antitrust Issues

NetChoice Letter for the Record for House Energy and Commerce Hearing on Fostering a Healthier Internet to Protect Consumer

NetChoice Letter for the Record for House Energy and Commerce Hearing on Fostering a Healthier Internet to Protect Consumer

Coalition Letter on Importance of Intermediary Protections to U.S. Exports

Coalition Letter on Importance of Intermediary Protections to U.S. Exports

Open Coalition Letter on Use of Facial Recognition by Law Enforcement

Open Coalition Letter on Use of Facial Recognition by Law Enforcement

Coalition Letter Supporting H.H. 4069 - The Modern Worker Empowerment Act

Coalition Letter Supporting H.H. 4069 – The Modern Worker Empowerment Act

NetChoice Opposition to HB 4801 – A Bill to amend 1976 PA 331 – Social Media Bill

Opposition to HB 4801 – A Bill to amend 1976 PA 331

Carl Szabo testifies on Social Media Moderation bill – Michigan HB 4801

NetChoice Support for H.3368 & S.936 Relative to the Privacy of a Decedent’s Electronic Communications

NetChoice Support for H.3368 & S.936 Relative to the Privacy of a Decedent’s Electronic Communications

NetChoice Supports Senators Klobuchar and Blumenthal on Need for Antitrust Investigation of Ticketmaster-Livenation

Today, NetChoice commended U.S. Senators Klobuchar and Blumenthal’s request that the Department of Justice investigate Ticketmaster-Livenation anti-competitive actions, whether it has violated the Sherman Act, and if it should be broken up.

“The Department of Justice and state Attorneys Generals should address real instances of consumer harm from monopolies like Ticketmaster-Livenation instead of wasting resources on tech industry witch-hunts.” said Steve DelBianco, President of NetChoice.

“DoJ should focus on actual instances of consumer harm instead of targeting competitive businesses that a politician doesn’t like. Ticketmaster-Livenation has abused its dominant market position to raise ticket prices and “convenience fees,” and is therefore a far greater threat of consumer harm than competitive markets like social media and online platforms.”

The lack of competition has allowed Ticketmaster to continue increasing its “convenience fees,” even as technology should be driving those costs down.”

Nomination of Carl Szabo for panelist position for The Future of the COPPA Rule: An FTC Workshop

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

See the Facts: PragerU and YouTube

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

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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 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)

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”