Advocacy - Resources
2015 ITI Key Vote-USA Freedom Act (HR2048)
May 11, 2015
An ITI letter signaling its support for H.R. 2048, the USA Freedom Act.
Joint Letter Urging Congressional Leaders for the support of the Bipartisan Judicial Redress Act of 2015
April 28, 2015
Multi-tech association letter urging congressional leaders to pass bipartisan legislation that extends certain privacy protections under the Privacy Act of 1974 to citizens of certain allied countries.
Multi-Tech Assiciation Letter Addressed to Congress Encouraging Needed Surveillance Reforms
April 15, 2015
Multi tech association letter to members of Congress encouraging lawmakers to enact needed surveillance reforms.
Input to NIST on the agency's privacy engeneering iniciative
October 10, 2014
We write to express our concerns, however, that the current NIST Privacy Engineering initiative will "either explicitly or implicitly" endorse potential public policy goals rather than integrate agreed-upon policies into a framework or standard.
Comments to the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy in connection with the administration's big data review
March 27, 2014
Following months of revelations relating to the nation’s surveillance programs, on January 17, 2014, President Obama delivered remarks outlining his plans for surveillance reform. Both prior to January 17, and since the President’s remarks, ITI provided written comments to the administration, the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies "Review Group", and the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB).
Dean Garfield testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee regarding FISA reform
February 04, 2014
The ongoing revelations about data collection by the National Security Agency (NSA) are having a significant economic impact on our sector, aside from the substantial societal implications that have been so much in the news. I discuss below the economic impact, as well as the potential long-term implications on the global economy for innovation and Internet governance, and offer our thoughts on solutions.
ITI and SIIA released a set of global principles intended to apply to government collection of private sector data from commercial entities
January 16, 2014
Recognizing that governments around the world engage in surveillance activities; and Recognizing that certain important considerations must be built into government access to private sector data in the course of surveillance activities; The principles below are intended to apply to government collection of private sector data from commercial entities.
Submission to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
October 24, 2013
We appreciated the opportunity to meet with the members of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) last month. As our members discussed at the meeting, the recent revelations relating to the U.S. intelligence programs have impacted the technology sector both domestically and internationally.
Comments to the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology
October 03, 2013
ITI and SIIA appreciated the opportunity to meet with the Review Group last month and to provide input in connection with the Review Group’s mandate to advise President Obama on “how the United States can employ its technical collection capabilities in a way that optimally protects our national security and advances our foreign policy..."
Comments to the White House
August 20, 2013
We appreciate the opportunity to participate in the discussions surrounding privacy and civil liberties that the Administration has convened regarding the scope and operation of the U.S. government’s surveillance programs.