We fight to ensure that Fourth and Ninth amendments translate to the digital world.
This is a crucial time for courts and legislators to establish principles pertaining to government access to data. Courts are now laying the foundation for the Fourth Amendment (search and seizure) applies to a digital environment with recent decisions such as the Supreme Court’s ruling to impose limits on how cell phone data can be accessed in law enforcement investigations. Meanwhile, current laws such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) allow for warrantless access to data.
Government information collection is important for matters such as national security and criminal investigations, but for consumers and society, it’s important that government access to data follows due process requirements, has a real positive impact on law enforcement activities, and does not undermine consumer confidence in the privacy of data.
Recent Updates On Access To Data
Find out what the House and Senate are up to leading up to the August recess.
Following the G20 summit in Japan, a joint paper by eco and i2Coalition emphasizes the importance of a new transatlantic data protection agreement.
i2Coaltion to Represent the Internet Infrastructure Industry at Internet Governance Forum – USA (IGF-USA) in July
At a time when leadership in Internet governance seems to be at an all-time high, thought leaders from civil society, […]
Find out what CIRA is up to beyond being the official .CA registry and DNS provider, and how being “in-between” the US and Europe provides an interesting and important perspective when it comes to public Internet policy.
Our partner organization, the European Internet Services Providers Association (EuroISPA) provided us the following European policy recap for May 2019. May 2019 […]
Free Speech Or Hate Speech: Should Online Due Diligence Change? Join the Discussion at RightsCon on June 12
Hate groups all too often go to the Internet to quickly spread their offensive messages. It often falls to service […]
i2Coalition is Among Organizations Offering Recommendations for Upcoming G20 Trade & Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (“i2Coalition”) is among the organizations supporting a list of recommended outcomes in advance of the G20 […]
The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) is a forum of US and EU consumer organizations which develops and agrees on joint […]
Last week, we completed a trilogy of Transatlantic Dialogues we had started with eco Association earlier this year on the critical and impending issue of the future of EU-US Privacy Shield.
Protocol Labs Lawyer and Software Developer Ian Darrow Explains How the Internet Could Use an Upgrade Protocol Labs is a […]
Alissa Starzak & Caroline Greer Talk Global Internet Public Policy
Our partner, the European Internet Services Providers Association (EuroISPA) provided us the following European policy recap for April 2019. Overview The […]