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Apr 26, 2016
Tech Sentiment on the Rise: CTA Index Toward Tech Spending Climbs in Q1

Consumer confidence toward tech spending rose slightly in April, according to the latest data released today by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ – the third consecutive month consumer tech sentiment has risen. Full Release


Apr 26, 2016
A Recycling Record: 700 Million Pounds of CE Recycled in 2015 through eCycling Leadership Initiative, says CTA

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM today announced a record-setting 700 million pounds of consumer electronics (CE) have been recycled under the eCycling Leadership Initiative (ELI). According to the Fifth Annual Report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, the consumer technology industry is recycling in record numbers for the fifth consecutive year. "It's a testament to our industry's commitment to increasing sustainability that even as our industry creates less waste by innovating lighter, smaller devices, we continue to see recycling increases each year," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. Full Release


Apr 21, 2016
Tech Spectacular: #CTATechWeek Wraps Events featuring Tech Superstars and Government Leaders

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)hosted an innovation celebration at CTA’s 12th annual Digital Patriots Dinner held last night, Wednesday, April 20 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. The Dinner honored Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) with the CTA’s Innovation Policy Ninja Award and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) as Digital Patriot honorees for their instrumental roles in supporting and advancing technology innovation. Other #CTATechWeek events this week included a lobby day, the annual CES on the Hill, along with meetings of the association’s Board of Industry Leaders, its Foundation Board, Small Business Council and several committees.
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Apr 20, 2016
CTA Applauds Passage of Senate Bill Refining ENERGY STAR Requirements

The following statement is attributed to Douglas Johnson, vice president of technology policy at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM , regarding the U.S. Senate's passage of the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 (S.2012), which contains a provision providing an alternative to the ENERGY STAR program's third-party certification requirement for consumer technology manufacturers with a demonstrated track record of compliance. "We thank Sens. Murkowski, Cantwell, Portman, Shaheen and Wicker for their leadership in helping to pass this significant bill modernizing our nation's energy efficiency policies." Full Release


Apr 18, 2016
#CTATechWeek to Descend on Washington, DC

WHAT: The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ kicks off CTA Tech Week – an event-filled week  featuring policy and technology touchpoints throughout Washington, DC. The week will tout freedom to innovate initiatives to members of Congress, the DC tech policy community and top press, as well as showcase the latest products and services being impacted by today’s policy issues.  Full Release


Apr 18, 2016
Encryption Dialogue is About Security vs. Security, says CTA

“Tomorrow’s hearing continues a vital national discussion. The discussion isn’t about the tech industry versus law enforcement or privacy versus security but, rather, to quote Sen. Ron Wyden ‘more security versus less security.’ Consumers and the government both want and need encryption to protect personal data, credit information, computer systems, intellectual property and more from malicious hackers, terrorists and thieves.  Full Release


Apr 18, 2016
Home Builders’ Bottom Line Driven by Installed Home Technology, Says CTA

One-third of U.S. home builders (36 percent) say they have experienced revenue increases due to home technology installations, according to the Consumer Technology Association's (CTA)TM  14th Annual State of the Builder Technology Market Study. Since 2009, the number of builders reporting revenue increases rose more than 10 percentage points, proving that installed home technology has helped the home builder industry bounce back from the recession. Full Release


Apr 14, 2016
Sen. Marco Rubio Named “Innovation Policy Ninja” by CTA

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ today announced Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) will receive CTA’s Innovation Policy Ninja Award at next week’s Digital Patriots Dinner in Washington, D.C. The award honors Sen. Rubio as a forward-thinking legislator who works to advance public policies that will spur innovation, create jobs and help drive our tech economy for years to come.  Full Release


Apr 13, 2016
CES on the Hill Showcases Innovative Tech Trends in Nation’s Capital

Produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES on the Hill kicks off CTA Tech Week in the nation’s capital on Tuesday, April 19. Designed to demonstrate and share top technology trends with members of Congress, key Hill staff and top media, CES on the Hill gives government officials the opportunity to see how consumer technology companies are working to further the industry, fuel job growth and change the world. This year’s event will highlight innovations at the center of today’s top tech policy discussions including patent reform, the sharing economy, vehicle technologies and driver safety, drones, privacy, trade, Internet of Things (IoT), strategic immigration, health and fitness and virtual reality.


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Apr 13, 2016
ECPA Markup is Timely and Necessary, says CTA

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM regarding today’s House Judiciary Committee markup of the Email Privacy Act: “Technology is changing at lightning speed, making it easier for Americans to create, share and collect data electronically. But our outdated laws need to catch up, or that data and U.S. citizens’ privacy are at risk."
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