Computer & Communications Industry Association

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Acronym: CCIA

Established: 1972

Address: 655 15th Street, NW, Suite 410 Washington, DC 20005, USA


The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is an international non-profit membership organisation dedicated to innovation and enhancing society’s access to information and communications. Members of the association include companies in the computer, Internet, information technology, and telecommunications industries, such as computer and communications companies, equipment manufacturers, software developers, service providers, re-sellers, etc. 

The goal of the association is to proactively protect and promote the legitimate interests of its members, and to advance the broad common interests of their industries.

The CCIA promotes open markets, open systems, open networks, and full, fair, and open competition in the computer, telecommunications, and Internet industries. To this aim, it engages in lobbying activities covering many areas of policy and legislation, at national and international level, such as telecommunications, broadband access, intellectual property, privacy protection, competition policy, trade, and e-commerce. Other digital policy issues on which the association focuses through its activities include cloud computing, cybersecurity, Internet freedom and online censorship, and online intermediary protection.