Access to customer information from Internet infrastructure providers should follow due process of law.
In some instances, law enforcement agencies have a legitimate need to access personal online data—but government access to data must be preceded by due process procedures set out in the 4th Amendment in regards to search and seizure.
United States law is clear on the privacy of phone calls and other non-digital communications: government officials and agencies need a search warrant based on probable cause to gain access. However, such protections don’t extend to email.
A warrant is needed for messages located on the computer of a sender or receiver, but messages older than 180 days can be obtained from the servers of Internet infrastructure providers and other third parties with only a subpoena or court order. A court order can be based on a standard lower than probable cause, and many agencies can issue themselves a subpoena without an outside judge.
Recent Updates On Privacy
i2Coalition & eco Announce Collaborative Privacy Roundtable Series: Transatlantic Dialogues
Washington DC; January 22nd, 2018 – The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) and eco: Association of the Internet Industry are announcing a new roundtable series, Transatlantic Dialogues, designed to frame the future of personal data protection on both sides of the Atlantic. i2Coalition and eco will be hosting three Transatlantic Dialogues that bring together high-level representatives […]
Server Side: Monica Sanders On i2Coalition 2019 Policy Initiatives
Monica Sanders, i2Coalition Policy Director and Christian Dawson review an eventful 2018 and look forward to 2019.
Server Side: Frank Stiff & Michele Neylon On 2018 And Looking Forward To 2019
“The president of France essentially said that self-regulation didn’t work and they would be imposing regulation to “fix the bad stuff on the Internet.” That kind of statement from a major power is deeply worrying.”
Our Submitted Comments to FTC on Remedial Authority in Privacy and Data Security Matters
The i2Coalition has submitted comments to the FTC, on Docket ID: FTC-2018-0052 or “The Commission’s remedial authority to deter unfair and deceptive conduct in privacy and data security matters”.
i2Coalition Supports Open Internet and Multistakeholder Model in Comments to NTIA
The i2Coalition responded to a request for comments on International Internet policy.
i2Coalition Announces Hiring Of Policy Director, Monica Sanders
Monica will coordinate i2Coalition work on the policy initiatives chosen for focus by the member-led i2Coalition Working Groups.