High Tech Policy

October 17, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Cisco General Counsel Mark Chandler on Nomination of Michelle K. Lee as Director of U.S. Patent and Tradema …

On behalf of Cisco, let me congratulate President Obama on nominating Michelle Lee to be Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Over the past year as Deputy Director, Michelle Lee has demonstrated that she has what it takes to oversee the Patent and Trademark Office. She’s already taken needed steps to cut the patent […]

October 15, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

A “Significant First Step” toward Legislative Reform of Cross-Border Governmental Demands for Data

Earlier this year, Cisco and Apple jointly filed an amicus brief supporting Microsoft in its appeal of a U.S. Federal Court decision requiring it to hand over customer data held in an Irish data center. In our filing, we made the case that the ruling should be overturned because it leaves companies in jeopardy of violating […]

October 8, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco and Junior Achievement Partner on STEM Mentoring Event in RTP

Today, Cisco and Junior Achievement teamed up to host a Job Shadow Day as part of Cisco’s series of STEM mentoring events being held throughout the week. Fifty students from the Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School – a group of first generation college attendees, English as second language (ESL), and under-represented minorities and low-income […]

September 30, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco Announces $20,000 Grant 
for Girl Scouts’ GIRLS GO TECH Program

On behalf of Cisco, I’m pleased to announce that our company has awarded the Girls Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines a $20,000 community impact grant to help girls from underserved communities attend its award-winning GIRLS GO TECH program.  Every year, the GIRLS GO TECH program helps 350 North Carolina girls participate in science camp […]

August 29, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Dan Lang on Nomination of Daniel Marti as U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator

Yesterday, President Obama nominated Danny Marti as U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.  I welcome this nomination to this critical role in protecting American intellectual property and our innovation economy.   A thoughtful and balanced approach is needed to both deter copying of American innovation and prevent financial opportunists from gaming the system.   We expect […]

June 2, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Data Protection in the balance – EU Citizen Protection and Innovation

In the wake of the European Parliament elections, stakeholders and commentators have been reflecting on the likely impact on important dossiers they follow.  On data protection, we are pleased to welcome the reelection of the rapporteur, Jean-Philipp Albrecht, as well as key players Axel Voss and Timothy Kirkhope.  At the same time, we are sad […]

May 15, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Jeff Campbell on U.S. Federal Communications Commission Decision on Open Internet Proceeding

Today’s decision by the Federal Communications Commission marks an important milestone in the effort to develop appropriate rules for an open Internet.  We at Cisco strongly favor a balanced approach that at once protects end users and content providers from unwarranted blocking, as well as drives innovation inside the network by allowing new technology and […]

April 30, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

European Cybersecurity Policy Priorities

As an Internet society we are generating digital information at an exponential rate. It’s coming from more devices that are more connected than ever and getting smarter all the time.  Next year we will hit the zettabyte era – that’s 1000 exabytes of IP traffic each year, the equivalent of 36 million years of HD video.  By 2017, there […]

April 23, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Global IT Report Identifies Key Policies for the Internet of Everything

Note: The full report can be found here as well as chapter 1.2, “The Internet of Everything: How the Network Unleashes the Benefits of Big Data“ The World Economic Forum launched the 2014 Global Information Technology Report (GITR) today, and the annual assessment provides insight into two questions: where will see the next evolution of […]