Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced the Recommended Practice for the Installation of Smart Grid Devices, CEA/CEDIA-CEB29, has been added to the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel’s Catalog of Standards. Modern homes include many products that connect to each other over a variety of networks, and to operate reliably, both the products and the wiring to which they connect must be well protected and installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Full Release
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the reintroduction of the House Email Privacy Act by Reps. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.), and the Senate Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2015 by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), which would update the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA): “We thank Reps. Yoder and Polis and Sens. Leahy and Lee for fighting to protect citizens’ privacy by reforming ECPA and bringing it up-to-speed with modern technology." Full Release
In a case involving whether a state attorney general can exert discretional control over search, streaming and content distribution online, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and Engine have supported online platforms and intermediaries such as Google in arguing that state officials do not have the discretion to dictate free expression on the Internet. Full Release
Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) closed bidding in its auction of the AWS-3 spectrum band, bringing in nearly $45 billion for the United States Treasury. The record-breaking auction far exceeded the FCC’s initial estimate of just over $10 billion, showing the massive size of the spectrum economy. The last wireless spectrum auction, in 2008, accumulated a total of $19.6 billion. Full Release
The following statement is attributable to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, in regard to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) staff report on the Internet of Things (IoT): “With over 900 exhibitors showing IoT devices at the 2015 International CES, the FTC’s staff report is timely." Full Release
Consumer sentiment toward technology spending and the overall economy shows strong readings for January after record highs in December, according to the latest data released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Full Release
As families from New England to Seattle prepare for this Sunday's game, Safe Kids Worldwide is once again partnering with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® to promote National TV Safety Day on January 31. Every 45 minutes in the United States, a child is rushed to the emergency room for injuries caused by televisions that are not properly secured. To help prevent these TV tip-over incidents, National TV Safety Day raises awareness about TV tip-overs, and educates parents and caregivers on the simple things they can do to make their homes safer. Full Release
Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate (Regnery Publishing, 2015), the third book from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, debuted at No. 10 on the New York Times Best Sellers Hardcover Nonfiction list and No. 73 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today. Full Release
Research center works to create connections, power innovation and boost efficiency
Today the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced its formal partnership with the California Plug Load Research Center (CalPlug), joining the center in its efforts to advance energy efficiency, environmental quality and economic growth. Already among CalPlug’s founding advisory board members, with this new financial support for the center CEA now becomes CalPlug’s largest private-sector donor and a Core Supporter alongside the California Energy Commission and Public Utilities Commission.
President ignores other key innovation policies
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding tonight’s State of the Union address: “President Obama accurately noted that 21st century businesses will rely on American science, technology, research and development to succeed in the global economy. But we are disappointed he missed the opportunity to push for strategic immigration reform to keep the world’s best and brightest here in the U.S. to build companies and create jobs, a key policy component necessary to maintain our leadership in innovation."
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