Content, Privacy & Data Regulation
Protecting consumer privacy without inhibiting developers’ ability to innovate.
Consumer protection, specifically related to digital privacy and data regulation, continues to be a focus of policymakers worldwide. But we believe good intentions can have unexpected results. Unnecessarily burdensome standards for securing online communications and tracking confidentiality can have a horrendous impact on small businesses and software developers. We work with the tech industry and lawmakers to help them better understand this complex topic as they write new regulation.
The Latest on Privacy & Data Regulation
Read more: Developers Alliance Joins Global Coalition Backing WTO’s E-commerce Initiative
Developers Alliance has joined a multi-association coalition in support of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Joint Initiative on E-commerce (JSI) negotiations. The associations represent technology companies active across the world…
Read more: Developers Share Small Biz Experiences and Champion App Store Model on Capitol Hill
As Congress turns its attention away from leadership elections and back to policy discussions, a coalition of app developers and app advocates hosted a panel discussion on Capitol Hill to…
Developers Alliance Joins Coalition Opposing U.S. Government’s Surprise Decision to Withdraw Its Support for Digital Trade PoliciesRead more: Developers Alliance Joins Coalition Opposing U.S. Government’s Surprise Decision to Withdraw Its Support for Digital Trade Policies
The Developers Alliance joined fifteen other industry associations in a letter highlighting how the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) decision to withdraw its support for the World Trade Organization’s (WTO)…
UK’s Online Safety Act Is Live, While the EU Sends the First Formal Warnings to Very Large Online PlatformsRead more: UK’s Online Safety Act Is Live, While the EU Sends the First Formal Warnings to Very Large Online Platforms
The October 2023 European Policy Update Content regulation Source: Ofcom (https://www.ofcom.org.uk/news-centre/2023/safer-life-online-for-people-in-uk) The Online Safety Act, the UK’s framework content law, has received Royal Assent and will be implemented by Ofcom…
Read more: Rudderless House Must Correct Course to Support Devs and Grow the Economy
October 2023 US Policy Update House Chaos Hits Home for Devs In early October, a band of hardline conservative Republicans voted to oust Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from his role as…
We have (non-European) ‘gatekeepers’ under EU’s DMA, and encryption is still under threat in both EU and UKRead more: We have (non-European) ‘gatekeepers’ under EU’s DMA, and encryption is still under threat in both EU and UK
The September 2023 European Policy Update Artificial Intelligence The AI Act is closer to a final version as the legislative process enters the last mile. A large part of the…
Read more: Washington Turns Up the Heat on Tech; Developers Alliance Responds in Effort to Protect Innovation
The August and September US Policy Update Developers Alliance Joins Broad Coalition Calling on Senate to Reject STOP CSAM Act The Developers Alliance joined dozens of other industry associations, civil…
Read more: Developers Alliance Joins Broad Coalition Calling On Senate to Reject STOP CSAM Act
The Developers Alliance joined dozens of other industry associations, civil rights groups, and groups representing LGBT+ individuals and journalists in a letter identifying how the Senate’s STOP CSAM Act (S….
Read more: Fall 2023: Regulating Tech
Developer issues are going to be widely debated behind the scenes even as politics takes center stage If you live inside the Brussels or DC bubble, you already know that…
Read more: Developers Alliance Joins Industry Call on the CSA Regulation
Developers Alliance joined 12 other tech industry associations in calling the EU lawmakers to safeguard encryption and limit detection orders in the proposal for an EU Regulation laying down rules…
We advocate for you. See how.
Our team of experts, from D.C. to Brussels, understands your nuanced needs. With a focus on digital markets, privacy and new technology, we strive to support industry growth by shaping effective policy worldwide.