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Let’s close the gap and finally pass a federal data privacy law

My college economics professor, Dr. Charles Britton, often said, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” The common principle known as TINSTAFL implies that even...

What SMBs need to know about the California Consumer Privacy Act

After being signed into law back in 2018, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) became enforceable on July 1 of this year. This means that businesses operating in...

Letter to House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law on Online Platforms and Market Power

The Honorable David Cicilline U.S. House of Representatives 2233 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Jim Sensenbrenner U.S. House of Representatives 2449 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Cicilline and Ranking Member Sensenbrenner: Next week, the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law will hold its most important hearing…

New Privacy and Security Laws of States Explained – How to Get Your Business Ready

In the United States, from California all the way to Maine, there were new laws enacted with regards to cybersecurity, privacy, as well as data security and breaches...

Connected Commerce Council Responds to Ohio Attorney General’s Request for Comments on Search Engines

Washington, DC (June 26, 2020) Today, Connected Commerce Council (3C) president Jake Ward responded to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Request for Comments about whether internet search engines should be regulated. “In a letter to Governor DeWine earlier this month, nearly 200 Ohio small businesses and the Connected Commerce Council urged state leaders to put…

Texas Leaders, Small Businesses Cite Importance of Digital Tools for Economic Recovery

AUSTIN, TEXAS (June 23, 2020) – Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Texas small businesses joined industry leaders for a discussion about the importance of technology platforms and tools and the current technology regulatory environment. The ‘Tech Forward Webcast: How Technology Is Fueling the Texas Recovery’ was hosted by Jake Ward, President of the…

UPDATE: More Than 3,300 American Small Businesses Ask Governors to Protect Digital Tools

WASHINGTON, DC (June 16, 2020) – Community leaders and small businesses throughout the country called on Governors and other state policymakers to preserve access to business-critical digital tools and resources during the economic recovery following the COVID-19 crisis.  Led by the Connected Commerce Council (3C), the letters were signed by 3,307 digitally empowered small business…

Thousands of American Small Businesses Ask Governors for Help During COVID-19 Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC (May 14, 2020) – Community leaders and small businesses throughout the country called on Governors and other state policymakers to preserve access to business-critical digital tools and resources during the Covid-19 pandemic and the long recovery period ahead.  Led by the Connected Commerce Council (3C), the letters were signed by 2,400 digitally empowered small…

Statement in Response to President Trump’s Remarks About the Post Office

WASHINGTON, DC. (April 24, 2020) – The following statement was issued today by Connected Commerce Council (3C) President Jake Ward responding to remarks President Trump made in the Oval Office about the U.S. Postal Service, package delivery rates and Amazon. “Criticism of the United States Postal Service and private companies that are maintaining the country’s…

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