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.
- 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 ...
Dublin Meetings Advance ICANN Accountability Measures Needed for Effective Internet Governance (October 22, 2015)
As the ICANN54 conference in Dublin draws to an end, there is a palpable sense of progress toward consensus on an accountability proposal for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), ...
Addressing the Costs of Data Localization Requirements – Can APEC Lead the Way? (September 03, 2015)
At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in the Philippines, government officials, industry representatives (including ITI), academics, and other stakeholders have been discussing how to advance ...
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 ...
Tech Companies & Trade Groups Unite to Support Initiative Aimed at Bringing More than 1.5 Billion People Online by 2020 (April 14, 2016)
WASHINGTON – ITI today released a letter signed by a group of 18 tech companies and business trade associations voicing their support for the Global Connect Initiative (GCI) to bring 1.5 billion people ...