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 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 ...