Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.
American strength in information and technology is both a significant competitive advantage and a platform for expansive economic growth and opportunity. Business Roundtable supports policies that will leverage America’s strengths while safeguarding U.S. information and technology assets in a complex global environment. Challenges include policies that enable more intelligent and effective cybersecurity protection, global information technology (IT) policies that maximize the value of information in an interconnected world, and IT trends and their impacts on economic growth and business innovation.
Recent Activities in Technology
Business Roundtable today applauded the adoption of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield by the European Union.
This legislation will provide a voluntary and non-regulatory foundation for advancing public and private sector cybersecurity capabilities, especially those around protection and detection, and enable both sectors to manage growing cybersecurity risks to our national security and, equally as important, the U.S. economy.
We applaud the Senate for passing critical cybersecurity information sharing legislation that will enable the exchange of cybersecurity information while preserving the protection of privacy and civil liberties. We urge an expeditious conference of CISA and the House-passed information sharing bill so that President Obama can sign a bill into law as soon as possible.
"We are asking the court to uphold the principles of openness and freedom to innovate that have made the Internet a driving force in global commerce,” said Business Roundtable President John Engler. “Open broadband Internet access is a critical platform for business expansion, job creation and U.S. economic competitiveness. The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Internet regulations will slow down investment and innovation – and we are petitioning the court for relief.”
Business Roundtable,The National Association of Manufacturers, and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America submit this brief in support of petitioners United States Telecom Association, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, CTIA – The Wireless Association® , AT&T Inc., American Cable Association, CenturyLink, Wireless Internet Service Providers Association, Alamo Broadband Inc., and Daniel Berninger.