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
“Hacking Back” a Recipe for Digital Arms Race
So-called “hacking back”—using active countermeasures to respond to malicious hacking, generally leveraging methods similar to those favored by attackers themselves—is highly controversial.
Cybersecurity Executive Order (EO) Kicks Off Vital 240 Day Period For Tech Industry
The future ability of small businesses to provide services to the Federal government is at stake.
i2Coalition Members Make A Difference in Washington
The i2Coalition conducted successful meetings between our members and legislators from the House and Senate, representatives the FBI, the Homeland Affairs Committee, the Government Affairs Committee, the Department of Commerce, and more.
i2Coalition Files Brief With Technology Associations To Uphold Liability Protections
The suit could have wide-reaching consequences, greatly increasing the liability risk for Internet service providers.
i2Coalition Executive Director On I Love Data Centers Podcast Episode 2
The I Love Data Centers podcast is a new initiative meant to spotlight the data center industry produced by i2Coalition member Open Spectrum Inc.
Universal Acceptance: Making All Domains Work for Everyone
Since 2010 the Domain Name System (DNS) has expanded dramatically, not only fueling competition, choice and innovation, but truly enabling a multi-lingual Internet.