Online retailers come together under The Internet Association
In the hopes of generating change within Washington D.C., several large online retailers have formed The Internet Association, an organization aimed at decreasing government regulations against ecommerce businesses.
According to Internet Retailer, the recently created group includes big name retailers such as Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. It also is comprised of other websites, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Expedia and Monster Worldwide. The goal of these corporations is to limit the regulations that are placed on them by the federal government, which they argue decrease innovation and growth within the online marketplace.
"I am excited that The Internet Association is going to be focused on policies that keep the Internet open and vibrant on behalf of users and businesses of all sizes," stated Tod Cohen, vice president of eBay's global government relations, as quoted by the news source.
There are several objectives that the group is focusing on, according to The Internet Association's website. These include protecting internet freedom, empowering consumers and users and bolstering innovation. Member companies believe reducing regulations fosters the growth and creativity that is required to keep the internet as a valuable tool for the world.