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Our latest news and perspectives give voice to the full breadth of the consumer technology sector. From makers to social media, video to virtual reality and the sharing economy to the Internet of Things, we help you keep up with the lightning speed of innovation.

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Press Release | July 02, 2020

EARN IT Act Would Hinder American Online Speech and Privacy, says CTA

Statement fromGary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the EARN IT Act.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 30, 2020

U.S. House Majority Whip James Clyburn Discusses COVID-19 Response, Broadband Access and Racial Justice

U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn discussed the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and restarting the economy, racial justice, broadband access and other policy issues facing the nation in a Consumer Technology Association (CTA®) and Northern Virginia Technology Council ( NVTC) webinar. 

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 30, 2020

75% of Health Care Professionals Surveyed Say Tech Will Enable Shift to Value Based Health Care Model, Finds CTA Study

Three quarters (75%) of payors, clinicians and health care administrators surveyed say technology is very effective in helping health systems shift to a value-based health care (VBHC) model, according to a new study by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®. The report lays out four recommendations on the fundamental role technology can play in advancing VBHC model, in which health care providers are paid based on outcomes, not services rendered.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 29, 2020

Consumer Excitement for Drones, Self-Driving Vehicles Grows Amid Pandemic, CTA Study Shows

U.S. consumers’ enthusiasm for autonomous delivery technologies – including drones, self-driving vehicles and robots – is growing during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® Autonomous Delivery Systems: Consumer Awareness & Favorability Study.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 24, 2020

Senate Encryption Bill Undermines U.S. Competitiveness and Information Security

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the introduction of the “Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act,” in the U.S. Senate.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 22, 2020

Moving Forward Act a Missed Opportunity for SDV Leadership, Says CTA

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the introduction H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 22, 2020

CTA Expresses Concern Over Executive Order to Restrict Non-Immigrant Visas

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the president’s Executive Order to restrict non-immigrant visas.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 18, 2020

Supreme Court Decision to Continue DACA will Ensure U.S. Competitiveness, CTA CEO says

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA) ®, regarding the United States Supreme Court decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 15, 2020

CTA Applauds Supreme Court Decision Protecting LGBTQ+ People as Landmark Victory

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision to protect LGBTQ+ employees from discrimination in the workplace.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | June 01, 2020

CTA CEO Issues Statement on Tragic Events in Minnesota

Arlington, VA
Press Release | May 28, 2020

CTA Statement on White House Executive Order Weakening Section 230 Protections

"We oppose today's unconstitutional, ill-considered executive order. The free speech protections in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act are the legal underpinning of our vibrant U.S. online economy and our nation's global digital leadership."

Arlington, VA
Press Release | May 27, 2020

CTA Foundation Awards $700,000 to Address Social Isolation and Improve Lives with Technology

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® Foundation has awarded $700,000 in grants to 21 organizations supporting the lives of seniors and people with disabilities through technology. First time grantees include Helen Keller National Center, American Printing House for Blind and Code of Support Foundation.  

Arlington, VA
Press Release | May 19, 2020

CTA Statement on FCC Vote to Streamline Wireless Infrastructure

Statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) announcement that it will vote to further streamline the regulations for wireless infrastructure siting.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | May 12, 2020

High Consumer Appetite for Future Tech Purchases Amid Economic Uncertainty, Says CTA Study

One-third (31%) of U.S. homes are more likely to want to purchase tech products within the next year, despite the COVID-19 outbreak – according to a new Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®study. Highlighting technology’s vital importance in consumer’s lives today and in the future, CTA’s 22nd Annual Consumer Technology Ownership and Market Potential Study (fielded March 31 to April 6, 2020) examines household ownership and future purchase plans across 60+ consumer tech products.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | April 24, 2020

Tech Device Sales to Decline in 2020 Amid Pandemic and Economic Downturn, Says CTA Revised Forecast

Core tech device shipments such as smartphones, TVs and laptops will decline in 2020 as consumers struggle with economic uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®. The Special 2020 Industry Forecast Update: Assessing COVID-19 Impact report also finds consumer spending on streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime will rise amid stay-at-home orders, performing better than expected.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | April 23, 2020

CTA Expresses Concern Over Executive Order to Suspend Green Card Applications

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the President’s Executive Order to temporarily suspend new green card applications. 

Arlington, VA
Press Release | April 23, 2020

CTA Applauds FCC Vote to Speed Up Wi-Fi

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, comments on the Federal Communications Commission vote to make 1200 megahertz of spectrum available for unlicensed use in the 6 GHz band.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | April 08, 2020

Video Conferencing Use Sees Big Jump Amid COVID-19, Shows CTA’s New Weekly Tracker

U.S. household use of video and conference call platforms such as Zoom and Slack saw the biggest jump week-over-week, as Americans switch from in-person to virtual business meetings and social gatherings, according to a new weekly tracker introduced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®. 
 

Arlington, VA
Press Release | April 02, 2020

CTA, ATA Launch Directory of Telehealth Technologies Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® and American Telemedicine Association (ATA) launched a new website of telehealth technology solutions amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The website, TechHealthDirectory.com, is developed and hosted in conjunction with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and features a growing list of digital health resources – from remote monitoring to telemedicine – to assist the health care industry during the coronavirus outbreak.   

Arlington, VA
Press Release | April 02, 2020

CTA Commends New Washington State Facial Recognition Law as Model for Other States

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the new law passed by the state of Washington allowing the use of facial recognition technology with certain restrictions.

Arlington, VA

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