ACT | The App Association Statement on Microsoft’s Supreme Court Data Access Case and the Imperative for the CLOUD Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Supreme Court Justices will hear oral arguments in the ongoing United States v. Microsoft data privacy case. The case explores whether U.S. law enforcement can compel Microsoft, a U.S. company, to provide communications content stored on a server in Ireland. In our interconnected, cloud-enabled word, [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:32:06+00:00February 27th, 2018|Blog, Courts, Cybersecurity, News, Policy|

TL; DR: The GDPR is Coming and This Guide Will Help You Prepare

On May 25, 2018, the European Commission’s primary privacy rules, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will go into effect. This regulation will have far-reaching implications for every small business, corporation, or individual that handles the data of EU persons.  This regulation will impact you. That’s right. Unless you never, [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:33:24+00:00February 12th, 2018|Blog, European Union, News, Policy, Privacy|

There is No “Tech Industry”

I spend most of my day thinking, writing, and talking about the small tech companies, app developers, and innovators spearheading growth across the global economy. In Washington, I often talk with people for whom “tech” is an all-encompassing term. To paraphrase Arthur C. Clark — to them, any sufficiently advanced [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:38:39+00:00October 24th, 2017|Blog, News, Trends|

“State of the App Economy” Report Outlines Growth, Dynamism of the App Ecosystem

Today, ACT | The App Association released its fifth edition “State of the App Economy” report, which provides a snapshot of the trends driving and defining the dynamic app ecosystem. Mobile apps are a component of nearly every enterprise and consumer-facing industry and have impacted every sector of the American [...]

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