(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Today, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) joined other groups in signing a letter to members of Congress urging passing this year of a clean ECPA reform bill. In addition to i2Coalition, the signatories of the letter include other trade associations, think tanks, major Internet and communications companies and others. i2Coalition Co-Founder and Board Chair Christian Dawson released the following statement in conjunction with the letter:
“i2Coalition has been pushing for overdue ECPA reform since our inception. The broad spectrum of organizations signing this letter is a reflection of the tremendous support there is for real ECPA reform. The current ECPA law has not been updated since 1986, and technology has advanced leaps and bounds since that time. The law as it stands is inconsistent and threatens the enterprising nature of the Internet and the cloud computing industry. Tech and privacy are coming together with this letter and calling on Congress to pass a clean ECPA reform bill this year.”
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) supports those who build the nuts and bolts of the Internet, and we treat it like the noble profession that it is. We believe the continued growth of the Internet is vital for growing an environment of innovation and seek to engage in ways to foster success of the Internet and Internet infrastructure industry. We seek to influence decision makers to weigh decisions on whether they are good or bad for the Internet economy and its foundational industries. In short, we seek to foster growth within the Internet infrastructure industry by driving others to harness the Internet’s full potential. To learn more about i2Coalition, visit www.i2Coalition.com.