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
Fighting for the Future of the Internet at HostingCon 2013
In two and a half short months, members of the i2Coalition will be heading to HostingCon 2013, the premier industry conference and trade show for web hosting and cloud service providers. This year’s event will be held June 17-19 in Austin, Texas. If you’ve previously attended a conference, I don’t need to tell you how […]
ICYMI: i2Coalition Applauds Congressional Efforts on ECPA Reform
Washington, DC –Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) Co-Founder and Board Chair Christian Dawson released the following statement regarding Congressional movement on ECPA reform: “The Internet Infrastructure Coalition strongly supports the bipartisan ECPA reform legislation introduced by Senators Patrick Leahy and Mike Lee. The bill will bring ECPA into the Internet age by ensuring that citizens can expect […]
i2Coalition Board of Directors Demands ECPA Reforms to Protect Privacy Rights
The U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations is set to meet tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM EST to discuss the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). ECPA is a top public policy priority for the i2Coalition and is in need of considerable revision. The legislation was enacted in […]
i2Coalition Thanks Founding Member Media Temple
SXSW Interactive keeps getting better every year I attend. It concluded earlier this week after five full days of thoughtful presentations, new technologies, and numerous great events sponsored by leaders in the industry. I was there representing the i2Coalition, along with several of our members. Founding member Rackspace hosted its “MVP Party” on March 8 at Champions Marriott […]
ICYMI: Internet Infrastructure Coalition Adds 2 To Board of Directors
Jeanine Percival Wright, General Counsel at Media Temple, and Andrew Mentges, CEO of Jumpline, Inc., Elected To i2Coaltion Board of Directors Washington, DC – The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition), comprised of nearly sixty member companies representing Internet infrastructure providers and related tech firms, has elected Jeanine Percival Wright and Andrew Mentges to their Board […]
Sen. Moran Welcomes Industry Collaboration on Internet Legislation (SXSW)
The first panel I attended at SXSW interactive was a discussion about ‘why public policy should matter to startups.’ The panel was a discussion between i2Coalition honoree Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Greg Ferenstein from TechCrunch. The discussion led off with Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) Filibuster in which Sen. Moran participated. Sen. Moran focused his […]