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)
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 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), ...
ITI Offers Views on Modernizing European Internet Rules, Creating a Framework for Growth (March 11, 2021)
BRUSSELS – Today, global tech trade association ITI published its position on the European Commission’s legislative proposal for a Digital Services Act (DSA) that will update European internet rules. “We ...
ITI Highlights Need for Balanced Rules and Procedural Safeguards in Comments to the Digital Markets Act (DMA) Proposal (March 08, 2021)
BRUSSELS – In comments to the European Commission’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) proposal published today, global tech trade association ITI underscores the importance of crafting tailored, proportionate, ...
ITI Reiterates Its Support for Bill to Improve Child Safety Online (February 04, 2021)
WASHINGTON — Today, global tech trade association ITI welcomed the reintroduction of the Invest in Child Safety Act by U.S. Senators Wyden (D-OR), Gillibrand (D-NY), Brown (D-OH), Hirono (D-HI), and U.S. ...
ITI Hires Two to Grow Its Public Affairs Team (September 30, 2018)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, announced today that Jennie Westbrook Courts and Clare Sahin joined its public affairs team as vice president of external affairs and manager of state ...
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 ...