The ECJ decision is not unexpected. The NSA disclosures undermined more than 20 years of work that Internet infrastructure providers had invested in demonstrating their commitment to privacy. Infrastructure providers who have agreed to safe harbor commitments recognize that their EU customers have differing privacy expectations, and have committed to meet those expectations. It is important to focus on the reason for the ECJ decision: U.S. government overreach, and not the actions of infrastructure providers. For that reason, the I2Coalition has supported the Judicial Redress Act, a bill that would provide European citizens with the same privacy protections given to U.S. citizens under U.S. law. Passage of this bill is a key requirement for implementation of the “umbrella agreement’ on privacy between the U.S. and E.U. that will enhance privacy on both sides of the Atlantic.
Christian Dawson, the Executive Director of The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (“i2Coalition”) wrote the following letter to policymakers on the subject of Virtual Private Network (VPN) security technologies. Click here for the PDF version. An Open Letter to United States Policymakers Re: i2Coalition Expands VPN Trust Initiative – Announces Principles to Evaluate VPN Security Technologies On […]
Download Letter (PDF) In a letter to the ICANN Board, i2Coalition Executive Director Christian Dawson explained how a new European Commission report on DNS abuse defines it in overly broad terms – specifically that it includes content issues. This would negatively impact the existing systems in place that involve ICANN, Internet infrastructure companies, or other actors […]
Webinar Date/Time: Tues, September 21, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET / 15:00 – 16:00 UTC The i2Coalition and eco – Association of the Internet Industry invite you to an update on the transfer of personal data and data protection on both sides of the Atlantic. Anyone wishing to transfer personal data from the […]