Policy - Data & Privacy
Data & Privacy
ITI works to encourage governments around the world -- including the U.S. Government -- to develop policies that foster innovation and growth, yet at the same time, advance individual expectations of privacy.
On October 10, 2014, ITI joined twelve industry associations in providing input to NIST on the agency's privacy engineering initiative.
On March 27, 2014, ITI provided comments to the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy in connection with the administration's big data review. In our comments, we discuss the capabilities and benefits of large-scale data analytics, and the importance of fully understanding the potential of big data when considering the extent to which existing policy frameworks address big data privacy considerations. In our comments, we include a discussion of privacy risk-mitigation mechanisms that can be utilized in connection with large-scale data analytics. We also stress the importance of cross-border data flows to realize the potential of large-scale data analytics and we urge the administration to continue its efforts to minimize barriers to cross-border data flows.
On February 4, 2014, Dean Garfield testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee regarding FISA reform. Read his testimony here.
On January 16, 2014, ITI and SIIA released a set of global principles intended to apply to government collection of private sector data from commercial entities. The seven Global Principles include a call for greater transparency, appropriate oversight, and enhanced multi-national dialogue among all governments engaged in surveillance activities.
In 2013, ITI submitted three sets of comments to the administration relating to U.S. surveillance activities:
August 20 Comments to the White House
October 3 Comments to the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology
October 24 Submission to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
2015 ITI Data Breach Notification Principles (April 07, 2016)
2015 ITI Data Breach Notification Principles
- Multiassociation Letter on EU Data Flows (June 06, 2018)
- Joint Industry Letter On The Future of the ePrivacy Regulation.pdf (May 31, 2018)
- techUK ITI Letter to Secretary of State for International Trade - Data Protection and Free Trade Agreements (February 19, 2018)
- CLOUD Act Multi-Association Letter (February 06, 2018)
What’s Right, and Wrong, With Social Media (April 05, 2018)
The appropriate frustration and disappointment resulting from the recent Facebook and Cambridge Analytica disclosures are making it easy to forget the personal and economic benefits of social media. For ...
Tech’s Legislative Outlook for 2018: Building on 2017’s Momentum for Modernization (January 11, 2018)
The start of the 115th Congress and new administration not only marked an era of profound political change, but it also presented a unique and timely opportunity to modernize outdated policies. Lawmakers ...
Tech Wins in the 114th Congress (December 21, 2016)
The conventional wisdom in Washington always holds to not expect much from divided government, and those expectations only lower heading into a presidential election year because hyper-partisanship can ...
Privacy Laws Are Too Important to be Made in Private (October 20, 2016)
There is a vote coming up soon that could have far reaching ramifications on how technology and services are developed and used. You would be forgiven if you think I am referring to the presidential election, ...
Going for Gold in Personal Data Protection in Brazil (August 08, 2016)
All eyes are on Brazil as champion athletes from around the world gather to compete for Olympic medals. In between watching and cheering for Team USA, I’ll also be watching something that is getting much ...
Tech Industry Welcomes ENCRYPT Act (June 07, 2018)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Andy Halataei on the Ensuring National Constitutional Rights for ...
Business and Tech Groups Call For More Review of ePrivacy Regulation (May 31, 2018)
BRUSSELS – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, joined 53 other business and tech associations in sending a letter to Member States ahead of the 8 June Telecoms (TTE) Council calling for more reflection ...
ITI Statement on Kennedy-Klobuchar Legislation (April 24, 2018)
WASHINGTON – ITI president and CEO Dean Garfield released the following statement about the Social Media Privacy Protection and Consumer Rights Act of 2018 introduced by Senators John Kennedy (R-LA) and ...
ITI Encouraged by EU E-Evidence Proposal (April 18, 2018)
BRUSSELS – Today, technology industry trade group ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from senior vice president of global policy Josh Kallmer after the European ...
Tech Industry Considers CLOUD Act a Key Vote (March 22, 2018)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, announced its support for the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act as included in the Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2018. ...