Policy - Internet Governance
By all measures, the internet has been a global phenomenon, evolving from an experiment into a transformative worldwide platform for social, cultural, and economic advancement. Much of this success is due to the evolution of a multistakeholder approach to internet governance, where representatives from governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders collaborate with private sector experts in open, transparent processes to ensure the continued growth, viability, and interconnectivity of a free and open global network. Many countries are adopting policy and regulatory changes to better align their economies with the internet, seeking to maximize its benefits to help improve the lives of their own citizens and businesses.
ITI strongly supports continuance of multistakeholder governance of the internet. Abandoning the multistakeholder approach to give governments a stronger role, as some suggest, could lead to heavy-handed regulation of the internet and jeopardize global progress, particularly for emerging economies.
- ITI Comments - Public Policy Considerations for OTTs (September 15, 2017)
- IANA Amicus Brief (September 30, 2016)
Essentially Equivalent: A comparison of the legal orders for privacy and data protection in the European Union and United States (January 25, 2016)
Report by Sidley Associates on EU-US data and privacy protections equivalency.
- ITI Policy Position on TPP (December 15, 2015)
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 ...
Multistakeholder Internet Governance Alive and Well (March 14, 2016)
Last week, the process to transfer stewardship of Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) from the U.S. government to the wider Internet community reached an important milestone: transmittal of the ...
What Happens to the Internet Without a Safe Harbor in February? (January 25, 2016)
On February 2nd and 3rd, European privacy regulators will meet to decide how to move forward on one of the most important issues to face the transatlantic economic relationship in years: the terms for ...
OECD Underscores Priority of Open Internet, Mobile Networks (July 16, 2013)
Mobile technology is a driving force behind virtually every industry, not to mention the myriad ways that we each use mobile computing in our daily lives. These technologies are fundamental to virtually ...
A Strong Voice for Internet Freedom (May 23, 2013)
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. It’s a title that barely ...
Tech Industry Responds to FCC Proposal to End Existing Net Neutrality Rules, Calls for Congressional Action (November 21, 2017)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, reacted to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to repeal existing net neutrality rules and called on Congress ...
ITI will Join Day of Action for Net Neutrality (July 11, 2017)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, announced it will join many of its member tech companies in the Day of Action for Net Neutrality tomorrow. ITI’s website will feature a photo ...
ITI Files Amicus Brief with 14 Organizations and Individuals to Oppose a Delay in the IANA Transition (September 30, 2016)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, joined with the Internet Association, Internet Infrastructure Coalition, Internet Society, Computer & Communication Industry Association, NetChoice, ...
ITI and the Newseum Launch New Internet Access Initiative: “Connecting the Unconnected” (June 02, 2016)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, and the Newseum are proud to launch a new initiative, sponsored by Microsoft, entitled, “Connecting the Unconnected,” which will bring leading technology ...
Tech Unites to Offer First-Ever Innovation Platform to Presidential Candidates (May 04, 2016)
WASHINGTON – As the Republican and Democratic Presidential conventions draw near, the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the global voice of the tech sector, joined with a dozen technology ...