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What is Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

As business leaders representing every sector of the economy, Business Roundtable members understand the value of information technology as platforms for expansive economic growth and opportunity. We are committed to policies that will maximize and safeguard U.S. information and technology assets in a complex global environment.

Letter to NY Department of Financial Services on Proposed Cybersecurity Rule

BRT urges New York State Department of Financial Services to revise its proposed rule on Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies to adopt a more risk-based approach and avoid overlapping national requirements and guidance.

Business Leaders Welcome EU Adoption of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Business Roundtable today applauded the adoption of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield by the European Union.

Leadership, Technology and the Economy: CEOs at Davos

Uncertain prospects for the global economy this year is clearly on the minds of U.S. business leaders surveyed in PwC's 2016 CEO Survey, released this week by the company's CEO Dennis Nally at the World Economic Forum in Davos. But no matter how the economy shakes out, CEOs are also thinking about how their companies and customers will be responding to a world of dynamic technological change.  

BRT Welcomes Passage of Information Sharing Legislation

This legislation will provide a voluntary and non-regulatory foundation for advancing public and private sector cybersecurity capabilities, especially those around protection and detection, and enable both sectors to manage growing cybersecurity risks to our national security and, equally as important, the U.S. economy.

BRT Applauds Senate for Passing the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA)

We applaud the Senate for passing critical cybersecurity information sharing legislation that will enable the exchange of cybersecurity information while preserving the protection of privacy and civil liberties. We urge an expeditious conference of CISA and the House-passed information sharing bill so that President Obama can sign a bill into law as soon as possible.

Business Groups to Federal Appeals Court: Protect Internet Innovation and 21st Century Commerce

"We are asking the court to uphold the principles of openness and freedom to innovate that have made the Internet a driving force in global commerce,” said Business Roundtable President John Engler. “Open broadband Internet access is a critical platform for business expansion, job creation and U.S. economic competitiveness. The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Internet regulations will slow down investment and innovation – and we are petitioning the court for relief.”

Business Roundtable provides information on United States Telecom Association v. Federal Communications Commission

Business Roundtable,The National Association of Manufacturers, and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America submit this brief in support of petitioners United States Telecom Association, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, CTIA – The Wireless Association® , AT&T Inc., American Cable Association, CenturyLink, Wireless Internet Service Providers Association, Alamo Broadband Inc., and Daniel Berninger.

Business Roundtable urges swift Senate action on CISA

To confront cybersecurity threats, Business Roundtable has long supported passage of cybersecurity information sharing legislation as a key fundamental to advancing legally- and privacy-protected cybersecurity information sharing.

FCC Move Today Threatens Internet Innovation and Modern Commerce

Following this week’s issuance by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of rules governing the Internet under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act, Business Roundtable President John Engler released the following statement

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Committee Priorities

Business Roundtable members are advancing cybersecurity protection top-down in the private sector by creating and resourcing corporate programs to manage cybersecurity risks. They believe Congress and executive branch departments and agencies should deploy smart cybersecurity policies that facilitate new levels of domestic and international collaboration to combat escalating threats – beginning with increased information sharing with the private sector. To ensure the success of meaningful public-private information sharing, Business Roundtable supports legislation to create the requisite legal and privacy protections. The Roundtable also urges Congress to exercise care in mandating cybersecurity standards. Congress should monitor the development of cybersecurity standards by executive branch agencies before acting in this area.

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Recent actions by major countries have the effect of fragmenting the Internet, including the flow of data across national borders (e.g., mandated in-country server location). In a global economy, we believe that such barriers needlessly hamper the creation of innovative products and services, adoption of information-based business models and use of scalable global business operations. Business Roundtable promotes globally consistent information technology policies that ensure market-friendly conditions for cross-border information management.

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While the United States has always been a world leader in technology, public policies have often not kept pace with the rapidly evolving marketplace. For U.S. companies to grow and prosper over the next decade and beyond, Business Roundtable members support U.S. efforts to create a globally competitive policy framework that fosters innovation and facilitates the productive and secure use of information technology.

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