Press Releases

Senate Abandons Consumers in its Quest to Allow ISPs to Sell Customer Data

Today, the Senate voted to repeal the broadband privacy rules passed by the FCC in October 2016.

Congress Takes Sledgehammer to Broadband Privacy Rules Through Congressional Review Act

The CRA would repeal the broadband privacy rules enacted by the Federal Communications Commission last October.

Ranking Digital Rights Partners with Consumer Reports to Set Standards for Privacy and Security

A new initiative to develop a digital standard to measure the privacy and security of products, apps, and services

House Passed the Email Privacy Act Again; It’s Time for the Senate to Follow Suit

Yesterday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387) by a voice vote with no objections.

OTI Statement on Selection of Ajit Pai to Lead FCC

Today, President Trump designated Ajit Pai to lead the Federal Communications Commission.

OTI Supports the Reintroduction of the Email Privacy Act

Today, Congressmen Yoder and Polis reintroduced the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387) for the 115th Congress.

House Lawmakers Say No To Encryption Backdoors

OTI welcomes this report, which was signed by the chairmen and ranking members of both committees, as well as a number of other members.

OTI Statement on Chairman Wheeler's Departure

Chairman Wheeler left an indelible mark on our country’s communications policy.

TechCongress Announces Second Class of Congressional Innovation Fellows

TechCongress is pleased to announce its 2017 class of Congressional Innovation Fellows.

When the Clock Strikes Midnight, Government Hacking Will Expand Dramatically

At midnight, changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that will significantly expand government hacking go into effect.

Coalition Asks Congress to Delay Rule that Will Expand Government Hacking

Today, OTI joined 26 civil society organizations, trade associations, and companies to support the passage of the Review the Rule Act.

OTI Commends FCC Approval of Strong Broadband Privacy Rules

The Order adopted by the FCC implements strong rules to protect the private information of broadband customers.