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CLOUD Act Aims to Strengthen Digital Privacy

Posted by Voices For Innovation - February 9, 2018 12:06 PM

On February 6, 2018, the U.S. Senate and House introduced the bipartisan Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the “CLOUD Act”; S.2383, H.R.4943). The CLOUD Act has the support of the U.S. Department of Justice. The CLOUD Act represents an important step in addressing the digital privacy concerns of businesses and consumers while also enabling law enforcement to engage in actions...

Diverse Voices Support Microsoft in Supreme Court Case

Posted by Voices For Innovation - January 19, 2018 9:45 AM

Yesterday, nearly 300 groups and individuals from 37 countries signed on to 23 amicus legal briefs that were filed with the U.S. Supreme Court to support Microsoft’s position in its challenge to the U.S. government’s search warrant seeking access to customer emails stored at a data center in Ireland. Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith Microsoft President and...

FCC Commissioners Meet with VFI Leaders

Posted by Voices For Innovation - November 6, 2017 10:47 AM

VFI Leader Titu Sarder Highlights Educational Opportunities of TVWS VFI leaders at the FCC, with Commissioner Mignon Clyburn On October 18, I joined a group of small tech business leaders who went to Washington to meet with commissioners and staff of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). We presented a letter signed by nearly 300 Voices for Innovation business leaders, and...

TV White Spaces Broadband Technology: Myths vs. Facts

Posted by Jon Rivers - November 1, 2017 10:35 AM

Jon Rivers, president of Marketing Monarchs As a Microsoft partner leader of Voices for Innovation, I’ve been working on a public policy effort to support the use of TV white spaces (TVWS) spectrum to deliver broadband connectivity. Though our nation is a global technology leader, more than 10 percent of the U.S. population lacks reliable and affordable broadband access to...

Small Tech Leaders Urge FCC to Support TV White Spaces for Broadband

Posted by Voices For Innovation - October 26, 2017 11:45 AM

Last week, Voices for Innovation officially filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission from nearly 300 small tech business leaders from across the country voicing support for using TV white spaces spectrum for broadband. The letter urges FCC commissioners “to make three channels of TV white spaces spectrum available for broadband connectivity” to close our nation’s digital divide. Currently,...