The Internet Infrastructure Industry Is Protecting Digital Trust and Fighting COVID-19 Related Fraud
In this time of crisis, we keep the Internet going, but also ensure it is trustworthy, open, safe and secure.
As a global public health and economic crisis unfolds due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the world’s population retreats to social distancing and isolation, the Internet is becoming indispensable to billions of people for purposes of work, leisure and to obtain important information. This requires unprecedented trust in the system, the services, and processes that both power the Internet and are enabled by it.
Internet infrastructure providers understand the work required to maintain that trust and are committed to going beyond standard procedure in combating COVID-19 related fraud and other illegal activity perpetrated online.
The i2Coalition’s diverse membership represents both large and small Internet infrastructure providers such as web hosting companies, software services providers, data centers, domain registrars and registries. The vast majority of our customers, whether they are bloggers or small business owners, increasingly rely on the Internet to provide an important service to millions of Americans. In this trying and uncertain time, i2Coalition members stand ready to help our customers transition or enhance their businesses and livelihoods online, so they can keep working and stay informed during this pandemic. The i2Coalition’s members are focused on supporting these legitimate customers and committed to preventing fraud from occurring on our networks. We take our customer’s trust in us very seriously and are actively protecting it especially in times of global disruption. We strive every day to combat fraud and given the current public health crisis we are stepping up enforcement even more on these activities.
Further, we will continue to work with government officials, including law enforcement, to protect the public interest against COVID-19 related fraud and scams while simultaneously working to ensure the privacy and free speech of our customers.
During these extraordinary times, our job is not just to keep the Internet going, but to ensure it is trustworthy, open, safe and secure, and we intend to carry on our duties to the best of our abilities.