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)
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
ITI Statement on the Introduction of the SAFE DATA Act (September 18, 2020)
WASHINGTON – Global tech trade association ITI today issued the following statement from its President and CEO Jason Oxman in response to the introduction of the Setting an American Framework to Ensure ...
ITI: Adoption of Expert Committee Report Would Have Significant Negative Effect on Business in India (September 09, 2020)
WASHINGTON / NEW DELHI – Today, global tech trade association ITI submitted comments to the Government of India on the Report by the Expert Committee on Non-Personal Data Governance Framework. ITI’s comments ...
ITI Unveils Tech Policy Platform for U.S. Candidates (August 18, 2020)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI released the industry’s policy platform for U.S. candidates. As the only trade association advancing a cross-sector tech policy roadmap, the platform ...
Tech Industry Welcomes Initiation of Discussions on a New EU-U.S. Data Transfer Agreement (August 10, 2020)
WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS — Today, global tech trade association ITI issued the following statement from its President and CEO Jason Oxman in reaction to the joint announcement by the U.S. Department of Commerce ...