Public Policy News

Nov 03, 2015
CEA Statement on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®, regarding the U.S. Copyright Office’s failed exemption of third-parties in its review of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA): Full Release


Oct 29, 2015
CEA Welcomes Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the newly-elected Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: "We congratulate Speaker Ryan. He can help grow our economy by advancing policies that promote our nation's leadership in technological innovation." Full Release


Oct 29, 2015
CEA Named to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force

The following statement is attributed to Doug Johnson, vice president of technology policy, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding CEA's membership on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) newly announced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force: "We're honored the FAA recognizes the significant impact our members - several of whom will join us on the Task Force - have on the consumer drone market and community, and asked us to share our expertise and insights." Full Release


Oct 28, 2015
CEA Applauds the Reintroduction of “Dig Once” Legislation

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the Broadband Conduit Deployment Act and today’s House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on improving broadband deployment: "CEA commends Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Greg Walden (R-OR) for introducing the Broadband Conduit Deployment Act, the so-called 'dig once' policy that would make deploying broadband less expensive. Today’s hearing shows legislators are committed to ensuring that our national goal should be ubiquitous fast broadband for all consumers."


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Oct 27, 2015
Consumer Sentiment Toward Tech Spending Shows Seasonal Declines Before Holiday Shopping Season Spike, According to CEA Indexes

Consumer confidence toward technology spending dropped in October, while consumer sentiment toward the overall economy remained flat, according to the latest data released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Full Release


Oct 26, 2015
Association Unveils First-of-Its-Kind, Industry Supported Principles on Wellness Data Privacy

Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced groundbreaking news about technology companies' dedication to consumer privacy - a first-of-its-kind set of voluntary guidelines for private sector organizations that handle personal wellness data-the data often generated by wearable technologies.
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Oct 23, 2015
CEA Applauds PCAST Promotion for More Affordable Hearing Devices

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report, Aging America & Hearing Loss: Imperative of Improved Hearing Technologies, on technologies and policies for older Americans with mild-to-moderate hearing loss: “We agree with and welcome the report’s recommendation that changes in federal rules are needed to make Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs) more available in the market.  Full Release


Oct 23, 2015
CEA Mourns the Passing of Trade Show Executive William T. Glasgow

The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, on the passing of William T. Glasgow Sr., vice president and show manager for CES (then called the Winter and Summer Consumer Electronics Show) from 1975 to 1984: “William Glasgow was a larger-than-life figure who taught me everything I know about trade shows.” Full Release


Oct 22, 2015
CEA Statement on AAA's Voice Recognition Findings

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding today's AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety's "Measuring Cognitive Distraction in the Automobile III" report: "We believe safety is paramount in a moving vehicle - a driver's highest priority must be maintaining safe control at all times. CEA and its members have been focusing on developing technologies that assist in auto collision avoidance - apps that restrict cell phone use while driving, navigational systems that can enhance situational awareness for drivers, and features like blind-spot and drowsiness detection." Full Release


Oct 19, 2015
CEA: Federal Drone Registration Must Balance Safety Requirements and Fundamental American Rights

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the Department of Transportation's plan to require drone registration: "To ensure aviation safety, consumer privacy rights, innovation and jobs in this nascent industry, any federally mandated product registration system should be imposed narrowly to accomplish true safety goals. New federal government requirements for reporting of product ownership must be balanced against factors including convenience, data integrity and privacy."
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