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
ITI Public Comments on Trade Violations and Abuses (August 01, 2017)
ITI's July 31, 2017, comments to the Trump Administration for its "Report to the President on Trade Agreement Violations and Abuses." ITI urged top trade officials to focus on technology-related trade ...
Global Guiding Principles for Trust, Technology and Government Access in the Digital Age (January 27, 2017)
The principles are intended to guide governments in developing policies to enable government access to technology, and to express the tech sector’s commitment to working with governments to develop such ...
- Global Industry Statement on APEC CBPRs (November 18, 2016)
- ITI-21st Century Privacy Coalition Letter On FCC Privacy Rules (September 26, 2016)
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 ...
Following Strong G7 Summit Cybersecurity Outcomes, ITI Focus Shifts to G20 Talks (June 03, 2016)
After several months of patient work, ITI saw important results in the forward-leaning cybersecurity principles document issued at the G7 Leaders Summit held in Japan last week. The principles document ...
ITI sees success in G7 commitment to an open global internet and free flows of information across borders (May 03, 2016)
Emerging from their first meeting in 20 years, G7 Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Ministers agreed on a new global approach to ICT policy over the weekend in Takamatsu, Japan. They announced ...
Tech Industry Backs Lee-Leahy Bill Requiring a Warrant to Search Emails (July 27, 2017)
WASHINGTON – Today technology industry trade group ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Andy Halataei welcoming the ...
ITI Calls on President Trump to Sign FCC Privacy Rule Bill (March 28, 2017)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from Vice President for Government Affairs Vince Jesaitis after the U.S. House of Representatives approved a Congressional ...
ITI: Senate Vote on FCC Broadband Rule Offers an Opportunity for Robust Internet Privacy Protections (March 23, 2017)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from Vice President for Government Affairs Vince Jesaitis after the U.S. Senate voted under a Congressional Review ...
ITI Backs House Bill to Repeal FCC Privacy Rule (March 08, 2017)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement today from Vice President for Government Affairs Vince Jesaitis, commending Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) for introducing ...
ITI Calls on Congress to Repeal FCC Privacy Rule (March 07, 2017)
WASHINGTON – The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from Vice President for Government Affairs Vince Jesaitis urging Congress ...