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
Video: “Money Stealing Trolls” HostingCon Panel
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) hosted a series of “Issues and Trends” panels with leaders of the Internet industry during HostingCon held in Austin, TX last month on June 17-19, 2013. The panels focused on the necessity of maintaining a free and open Internet, the future of privacy for customers, the importance of Internet infrastructure […]
Data Foundry and the i2Coalition Applaud Texas Email Privacy Bill
The following is a guest post from Ron Yokubaitis of Data Foundry. Last week, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law HB 2268, the nation’s strongest email privacy bill. This bill provides much stronger privacy protections than exist with the current federal law, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA). Looking at the name […]
i2Coalition Moderates Surveillance Panel at HostingCon
Christian Dawson, Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) Co-Founder and Board Chair, today moderated a panel at HostingCon in Austin, Texas entitled The NSA Government Surveillance & You.
i2Coalition Members Moderate, Participate in NSA Panel at HostingCon
Austin, TX – Christian Dawson, Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) Co-Founder and Board Chair, will be moderating a panel Wednesday at HostingCon in Austin, Texas entitled The NSA Government Surveillance & You. Dawson will be joined on the panel by i2Coalition Co-Founder and Public Policy Working Group Chair David Snead and Elliot Noss, President and CEO […]
i2Coalition Leads Internet Policy Discussion at HostingCon
Coalition members moderate panels on legislation and the growing importance of the Internet infrastructure industry Austin, TX — The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition), comprised of nearly 65 member companies representing Internet infrastructure providers and related tech firms, today moderated a series of “Issues and Trends” panels at HostingCon in Austin, Texas. The panels brought together […]
i2Coalition, Senators Cornyn and Cruz’s Offices Tour Data Foundry Data Center
Group meets with tech leaders and discusses policy issues Austin, TX – Christian Dawson, Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) Co-Founder and Board Chair, today joined members of Senators Cornyn and Cruz’s offices and tech leaders from across the country to tour Data Foundry’s Texas 1 data center in Austin. Texas 1 is Texas’ newest and most […]