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National Academies Report on Encryption Should Pave the Way to Move Past the “Backdoor” Debate

The NAS report comes at a critical time, as the administration’s campaign for encryption backdoors has accelerated.


BRETTON WOODS II
BTA partners with Emercoin to Advance Social Impact Projects

BTA and Emercoin will work together to pursue ground-breaking blockchain pilots designed to meet global social and governance challenges.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Opposes the CLOUD Act

The CLOUD Act is intended to provide easier pathways both for the U.S. government to access electronic data held overseas.


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OTI Hires Former PCLOB Executive Director as New Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity Policy

OTI announced today that it has hired Sharon Bradford Franklin as its Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity Policy.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Senate Voted to Grant Administration More Section 702 Surveillance Authority

The FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act reauthorizes Section 702 for six years without any reforms to this surveillance program.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI and Coalition Urge Supreme Court to Limit Government Access to Data Stored Outside U.S., Citing Privacy and Security Concerns

The case involves Microsoft’s challenge to a U.S. government warrant seeking the content of a customer’s emails that are held in Ireland.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Challenges FCC Chairman Pai’s Net Neutrality Repeal by Filing Protective Petition for Review in D.C. Circuit

Today, OTI became one of the first parties to challenge the FCC's harmful order repealing the net neutrality rules.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Condemns Senate Vote to Prevent Debate on Section 702

Today’s vote precludes any opportunity for open debate or an amendment process regarding FISA Section 702 going forward.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Momentum Builds for Congressional Effort to Restore Net Neutrality

OTI applauds Sen. Markey and Rep. Doyle for their efforts to restore net neutrality.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Ignoring Widespread Public Support for Section 702 Reform, House Passes Bill that Could Expand Law

OTI strongly opposes this bill that makes no meaningful reforms to protect Americans’ privacy.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Urges House of Representatives to Pass the Amash Amendment or Reject the House Intelligence Committee’s Section 702 Bill

The Amash Amendment will strike the text of the House Intelligence Committee’s 702 bill and replace it with the text of the USA Rights Act.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Welcomes House Passage of the "Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act"

Today’s House vote is a step forward toward enabling the public to assess how the administration decides to disclose cyber vulnerabilities.