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Press Release | July 29, 2020

CTA Applauds Legislation Protecting Businesses from Frivolous COVID-19 Lawsuits and Extending Telehealth Services

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA, regarding the SAFE TO WORK Act and the American Workers, Families and Employers Assistance Act.   

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 29, 2020

U.S. Tech Leaders are Nation’s “Crown Jewels,” Says CTA

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on competition in the digital marketplace.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 28, 2020

CES 2021 Moves to an All-Digital Experience

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced CES® 2021 – January 6-9, 2021 – will be an all-digital experience connecting exhibitors, customers, thought leaders and media from around the world. The new format will allow participants to hear from technology innovators, see cutting-edge technologies and the latest product launches, and engage with global brands and startups from around the world.
 

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 28, 2020

Section 230 Protects American Innovation and Online Freedom of Expression, CTA Says

Statement from Michael Petricone, Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the United States Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 27, 2020

CTA Statement on Beginning of FCC Process to Weaken Section 230

We welcome conversations around the best ways to protect free speech, to ensure the U.S. remains a leader in innovation and technology investment. However, these conversations should follow the appropriate process.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 27, 2020

Major Health, Tech Leaders Join CTA's New Initiative to Respond to Future Pandemics

To ensure an effective public sector response to future pandemics like COVID-19, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® has convened more than a dozen health care and technology leaders including Microsoft, SSM Health and CVS Health to lead a new effort – the Public Health Tech Initiative. The group will explore and create recommendations for the use of technology in dealing with and recovering from future public health emergencies.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 23, 2020

CTA Applauds Congressional Leadership on Spectrum Policy

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA, regarding the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee hearing on the state of U.S. spectrum policy.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 20, 2020

U.S. Tech Industry Revenue to Decline 2.2% in 2020 Amid Pandemic, Performs Better than Most Sectors, Says CTA

Technology industry retail sales revenue will reach $406.8 billion in 2020 in the U.S. – a 2.2% decline year-over-year – as consumers struggle with economic uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®. The report also finds consumer spending on streaming services and connected health devices will perform better than expected amid the pandemic.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 15, 2020

CTA Invests in Entertainment Tech Fund as Part of $10 Million Diversity Initiative

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® ­– owner and producer of CES® –announced it will invest in MaC Venture Capital as part of  CTA’s $10 million commitment to venture firms and funds that invest in women, people of color and other underrepresented entrepreneurs.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 13, 2020

CTA Applauds Designation of Michael Kratsios as Acting U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the designation of Michael Kratsios as acting Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering at the United States Department of Defense.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 02, 2020

EARN IT Act Would Hinder American Online Speech and Privacy, says CTA

Statement fromGary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the EARN IT Act.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 30, 2020

U.S. House Majority Whip James Clyburn Discusses COVID-19 Response, Broadband Access and Racial Justice

U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn discussed the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and restarting the economy, racial justice, broadband access and other policy issues facing the nation in a Consumer Technology Association (CTA®) and Northern Virginia Technology Council ( NVTC) webinar. 

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 30, 2020

75% of Health Care Professionals Surveyed Say Tech Will Enable Shift to Value Based Health Care Model, Finds CTA Study

Three quarters (75%) of payors, clinicians and health care administrators surveyed say technology is very effective in helping health systems shift to a value-based health care (VBHC) model, according to a new study by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®. The report lays out four recommendations on the fundamental role technology can play in advancing VBHC model, in which health care providers are paid based on outcomes, not services rendered.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 29, 2020

Consumer Excitement for Drones, Self-Driving Vehicles Grows Amid Pandemic, CTA Study Shows

U.S. consumers’ enthusiasm for autonomous delivery technologies – including drones, self-driving vehicles and robots – is growing during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® Autonomous Delivery Systems: Consumer Awareness & Favorability Study.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 24, 2020

Senate Encryption Bill Undermines U.S. Competitiveness and Information Security

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the introduction of the “Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act,” in the U.S. Senate.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 22, 2020

Moving Forward Act a Missed Opportunity for SDV Leadership, Says CTA

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the introduction H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 22, 2020

CTA Expresses Concern Over Executive Order to Restrict Non-Immigrant Visas

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the president’s Executive Order to restrict non-immigrant visas.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 18, 2020

Supreme Court Decision to Continue DACA will Ensure U.S. Competitiveness, CTA CEO says

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA) ®, regarding the United States Supreme Court decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 15, 2020

CTA Applauds Supreme Court Decision Protecting LGBTQ+ People as Landmark Victory

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision to protect LGBTQ+ employees from discrimination in the workplace.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 01, 2020

CTA CEO Issues Statement on Tragic Events in Minnesota

Arlington, VA

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