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
Contact The FCC And Tell Them To Vote ‘No’ On December 14th
Should the FCC roll back the Open Internet Order, it will diminish competition in the Internet transit space.
Help Us Preserve The Open Internet Order
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is expected to circulate his final plan for undermining the 2015 Open Internet Order as soon as November 22nd.
Your Business In Europe: Understanding GDPR & Privacy Shield
i2Coalition will be organizing a members-only call with leading U.S. and European regulators charged with implementing the GDPR to discuss compliance.
On The Fifth Anniversary Of The i2Coalition
We exist today because we need to. We exist because the fights that brought us together in the first place have not gone away.
i2Coalition Executive Director Joins Google, Mozilla, and Twilio For Privacy Discussion
Christian Dawson will be speaking at the Rayburn House Office Building alongside representatives from Google, Mozilla, and Twilio for on critical privacy issues.
U.S. Commercial Service To Hold Key GDPR Road Show
Now is the time for U.S. businesses to understand how the GDPR may affect their businesses, and begin to implement strategies to ensure compliance with the regulation.