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 Response to Draft News Media Bargaining Code (September 09, 2020)
- Comments on Singapore Personal Data Protection Amendment (June 01, 2020)
- ITI Views on the Future Framework for Digital Services in Europe (April 23, 2020)
- ITI Comments to the Canadian Office of the Privacy Commissioner's Consultation on Privacy & Artificial Intelligence (March 12, 2020)
Personal Data, Global Effects: China’s Draft Privacy Law in the International Context (January 04, 2021)
This article was originally published on New America and was re-published here with permission. In October, China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) released a long-awaited draft of the Personal Information ...
An Important Next Step in Brazil's New National Data Privacy Law (October 22, 2020)
In September, Brazil’s new privacy law went into effect. This new law is one of the most thoughtful and balanced approaches to protecting users’ privacy and embracing trust and innovation. This week, ITI ...
The Schrems II Case and the Future of GDPR and the Global Economy (July 08, 2020)
One of the most anticipated court cases in data protection, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decision on C-311/18: Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian ...
EU Data Protection Rules Can Protect Privacy While Promoting Innovation (June 22, 2020)
As Europe marks the General Data Protection Rule’s (GDPR) two-year-review, ITI and our members continue to assess what is working well and what can be improved to create legal certainty for businesses, ...
Global Business Community Calls on EU to Safeguard International Data Flows (December 21, 2020)
BRUSSELS – Today, global tech trade association ITI led a wide-ranging coalition of industry groups in a call to the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Commission to ensure much-needed ...
ITI Shares Tech Policy Recommendations to Support Economic Recovery with Biden-Harris Transition Team (December 15, 2020)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI outlined a set of policies the Biden-Harris Administration can adopt to ensure that the U.S. technology sector can continue to serve as indispensable ...
ITI Welcomes Standard Contract Clauses’ Risk-Based Approach, Calls for Longer Transition Period (December 10, 2020)
BRUSSELS -- Today, global tech trade association ITI submitted comments to the European Commission’s updated Standard Contract Clauses (SCCs) for transferring personal data to non-EU countries, welcoming ...
ITI Welcomes Data Governance Act Proposal, Calls for More Clarity Around International Transfer and Access Provisions (November 25, 2020)
BRUSSELS – Today, global tech trade association ITI welcomed the publication of the EU Data Governance Act (DGA), underscoring the European Commission’s goals of facilitating re-use and sharing of data ...
ITI: New U.S. Government Guidance on EU-U.S. Data Transfers Helpful to Companies Impacted by Schrems II Decision (September 29, 2020)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI reacted to new guidance from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence for companies ...