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.
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
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.
2017 has been one of the most challenging years on record for the Internet infrastructure industry, despite its continued importance and growth.
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.