By CTA, Special for USDR
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, regarding the technology sector issues outlined in the recently adopted 2016 Republican Party Platform:
“We thank the Republican Party for rightfully acknowledging the ‘digital revolution’ and the critical roles technology, innovation and trade play in driving our economy, creating good jobs and strengthening our international competitiveness.
“Specifically, we are encouraged by the party’s goal of creating a business climate that promotes innovation – allowing the sharing economy to compete in an open and competitive market, ensuring access to spectrum to meet our demand for anytime/anywhere connectivity and encouraging the innovation needed for the Internet of Things to thrive. We also applaud the platform’s recognition that American innovation deserves the freedom to succeed or fail on its own merits and international trade is crucial to our economy.
“With every election cycle, the growing influence of technology and innovation is further shaping the public policy discourse in our country. We’re hopeful the platform’s inclusion of these issues means we’ll soon see a detailed policy agenda from the Trump-Pence campaign, outlining its specific positions and priorities on technology and innovation.”
About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. The Consumer Technology Association also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.
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