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
Thank You To DNS Forum
I was honored when asked to provide the closing keynote to the DNS Forum.
SXSW 2017 Picker
The SXSW Picker is open once again! The i2Coalition is organizing two panels this year, as well as panels from i2Coalition members.
Microsoft Prevails In Warrant Appeal
U.S. Government May Not Use A Warrant To Compel Production Of Data Outside The U.S.
HostingCon Global 2016 Events
Join the i2Coalition for educational sessions, workshops, panels, exclusives luncheons, networking events and more at HostingCon Global 2016 in New Orleans.
i2Coalition Opposes Rule 41 Expansion
The clarifying amendments to Rule 41 would dramatically expand the hacking power of U.S. federal agencies.
i2Coalition Signs Letter Opposing Expansion Of NSL Statute
Earlier this week the i2Coalition signed onto a letter opposing a request by the the FBI to expand surveillance powers by amending the ECPA.