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.
ITI's Framework to Advance Interoperable Rules (FAIR) on Privacy offers a roadmap that advances the privacy rights of consumers and defines the responsibilities of companies in using personal data while continuing to enable the innovations that transform lives. The framework includes specific recommendations that give consumers more control and a clearer understanding about how their personal data is used. It also includes measures to promote security and hold companies accountable to ensure companies use personal data responsibly and transparently.
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 Comments on GDPR Consultation (June 03, 2019)
- Industry Coalition Opposes State Tracking Software Mandates Over Privacy and Security Concerns (March 25, 2019)
- 116th Congress Legislative Priorities (March 13, 2019)
- Policy Recommendations for a European Tech Agenda (March 12, 2019)
Tech’s Legislative Outlook for 2019: Building on 2018’s Momentum for Innovation and Growth (March 13, 2019)
The 116th Congress marks another moment of profound political change and an important opportunity to advance policies that meet the needs of Americans and American-based businesses in the 21st century. ...
Ensuring Technology Serves as a Force for Good (March 06, 2019)
It’s easy to forget just how much technology has changed our world and our lives. A little more than a decade ago, a small business owner relied on foot traffic from local customers rather than web visits ...
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, Business, and Advocacy Associations Urge State Lawmakers to Oppose Contractor Tracking Software Mandates Over Privacy and Security Concerns (March 25, 2019)
WASHINGTON – Today, a coalition of technology, business, and issue advocacy associations came out in opposition to the recent contractor tracking-software mandates that have been considered in more than ...
ITI Releases European Tech Agenda Policy Recommendations (March 12, 2019)
BRUSSELS – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, today released Policy Recommendations for a European Tech Agenda. The recommendations outline concrete steps that the European Union (EU) can take to ...
ITI Commends Administration on Nomination of Privacy Shield Ombudsperson (January 22, 2019)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, commended the Trump administration’s nomination of Keith Krach to be Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment. Among ...
ITI Calls on EU Commission to Focus on Consumer Welfare When Examining Competition Policy (January 16, 2019)
BRUSSELS – Today, ITI, an international tech trade association, released the following statement ahead of the European Union’s conference, “Shaping competition policy in the era of digitization.” “We appreciate ...
ITI Provides Privacy Recommendations to NIST (January 15, 2019)
WASHINGTON – As the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) advances in its effort to create a privacy framework, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, applauded its commitment to an ...