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
Save The Date 2017 Congressional Member Fly-In
i2Coalition Members and guests please join us in Washington D.C. April 11th and 12th 2017 for our annual Congressional Member Fly-In.
Rule 41 Expands Government Hacking Authority
An obscure federal procedure goes into effect today, radically expanding the U.S. government’s authority to hack.
2016 U.S. Election: An Internet Forecast
The unexpected election of Donald Trump, along with continued Republican control of both houses of Congress will have a big impact on our US priorities.
Join Us At SXSW 2017 With These Two Panels!
Please join us for panels on government access to data and internet governance at SXSW 2017.
i2Coalition Commends Congressional Letter on Rule 41 Expansion
Congress has sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter to Attorney General Lynch requesting information regarding the amendments to Rule 41.
i2Coalition Sends Letter Addressing Misuse of Super 301 Process
We submitted a comment in the form of a letter for the 2016 Special 301 Out of Cycle Review of Notorious Markets.