Access to customer information from Internet infrastructure providers should follow due process of law.
In some instances, law enforcement agencies have a legitimate need to access personal online data, but government access to data must be preceded by due process procedures set out in the 4th Amendment in regards to search and seizure.
United States law is clear on the privacy of phone calls and other non-digital communications: government officials and agencies need a search warrant based on probable cause to gain access. But such protections don’t extend to email.
A warrant is needed for messages located on the computer of a sender or receiver but messages older than 180 days can be obtained from the servers of Internet infrastructure providers and other third parties with only a subpoena or court order. A court order can be based on a standard lower than probable cause, and many agencies can issue themselves a subpoena without an outside judge.
Recent Updates On Privacy
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Impending Changes to India’s Internet Intermediary Rules Raise Concern for Indian Technology Innovation, Free Speech and Global Competitiveness
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i2Coalition and eco Provide 7 Lessons in Data Regulation for US Legislators Based on the GDPR Rollout
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This is a brief legislative update for the public. Join the i2Coalition for in-depth updates from our Policy Director available only to […]
We’re anticipating activity on privacy, intermediary liability, Facebook, and other topics impacting the online community in March and April.
i2Coalition co-founder and cPanel general counsel David Snead talks about the upcoming roundtables on privacy shield and transatlantic data flows, and other industry initiatives.
Transatlantic Dialogues is an important three-part discussion series on the future of personal data protection on both sides of the […]
Monica Sanders, i2Coalition Policy Director and Christian Dawson review an eventful 2018 and look forward to 2019.
“The president of France essentially said that self-regulation didn’t work and they would be imposing regulation to “fix the bad stuff on the Internet.” That kind of statement from a major power is deeply worrying.”
A Section 230 Rewrite, Midterm Results, and Human Rights Concerns: November-December 2018 Legislative Update
After midterms, Congress is headed into an abbreviated lame-duck session and a season of more potential reshuffling in the Executive Branch.
With only 11 working days in September, the House will mostly be in and out of session working on a number of bills and issues such as privacy, social media platforms, and trade agreements.