Issues: Access to Data
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) to apply 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
Why the EPDP is Essential for a Long-Term Solution for WHOIS
Experts are working on the most appropriate updates to domain name registration information through ICANN’s Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP). Finding a balance between authority access and user privacy is difficult, and policymakers and the general public need patience as the EPDP works to get it right. Major European legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation, […]
Transatlantic Dialogues Privacy Roundtable Reading List
Transatlantic Dialogues is an important three-part discussion series on the future of personal data protection on both sides of the Atlantic. The first roundtable will happen this week in Brussels (7 February, 2019), then we’ll be off to Berlin (12 February, 2019), and end the series in Washington D.C. (date TBD). Transatlantic Dialogues, organized by […]
Server Side: Monica Sanders On i2Coalition 2019 Policy Initiatives
Monica Sanders, i2Coalition Policy Director and Christian Dawson review an eventful 2018 and look forward to 2019.
Server Side: Frank Stiff & Michele Neylon On 2018 And Looking 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.”
i2Coalition Releases Statement On Australian Encryption Law Passing
On December 6th, the Australian Internet Parliament formally passed the “Assistance and Access Bill.” This package includes a series of provisions which require tech firms to help the country’s security agencies bypass encrypted communications in their systems. i2Coalition Executive Director Christian Dawson issued the following statement: “The i2Coalition is disappointed to see this problematic bill […]
i2Coalition Supports Open Internet and Multistakeholder Model in Comments to NTIA
The i2Coalition responded to a request for comments on International Internet policy.