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
Member Spotlight: Elya McCleave Consulting
I love the idea of giving a unified voice to hosting companies, data centers, registrars and registries, software services providers, and related tech firms on both the domestic and international stages.
i2Coalition Releases Statement on DreamHost Warrant
This warrant is one example of a significant, and disturbing, trend, of sweeping government requests to Internet Infrastructure providers for all manner of data related to their services.
The i2Coalition Joins Tech leaders In Supporting ECPA Modernization Act of 2017
The i2Coalition has joined a group of tech industry leaders in supporting the ECPA Modernization Act of 2017, introduced by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT).
The Open Internet Order Is Still The Way Forward (UPDATED WITH FILED FCC NPRM COMMENTS)
Walking back the Open Internet order is not the correct course of action to create a more competitive, consumer-friendly Internet.
Lawmakers Must Fix Cross Border Access to Data
Currently, there are no clear, predictable, or implementable ways for companies to comply with routine requests for data.
i2Coalition Joins 24 Tech Leaders In Pressing For Surveillance Reform
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) has signed onto and sent a letter regarding reform priorities for Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.