Issues related to the Federal government’s budget continue to dominate discussions in Washington after a three-day government shutdown. Fights over intermediary liability, surveillance reform, and trade continue.
Some small concessions were made in this legislation, but it falls far short of what was needed to protect consumer privacy.
The renewal, if made law, would extend the surveillance powers granted in FISA Section 702, with minor reforms that fall far short of those that i2Coalition has advocated for.
Near the end of 2017 we were faced with major fights for the heart and soul of the Internet. 2018 Will be another unprecedented year of challenges to the open and innovative Internet.
2017 has been one of the most challenging years on record for the Internet infrastructure industry, despite its continued importance and growth.
We exist today because we need to. We exist because the fights that brought us together in the first place have not gone away.
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) has signed onto and sent a letter regarding reform priorities for Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Reform of Section 702 is necessary to restore confidence in internet companies.
The state of the Internet’s infrastructure remains strong; every aspect of the Internet has continued a rapid growth rate throughout 2016.