High Tech Policy

December 21, 2017

HIGH TECH POLICY

US Justice Department Advises Prosecutors: Seek Data from Enterprises Rather than Cloud Service Providers

At Cisco, we have long advocated that “data and communications stored in the cloud should receive equivalent protections against unreasonable government search and seizure just like documents stored on premises or in paper files.” I was, therefore, pleased to see new guidance from my former colleagues in the US Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section supporting […]

December 6, 2017

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco Weighs in on Mobile Privacy Case

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court took up a case, U.S. v. Carpenter, that turns upon the “third-party doctrine.” The question before the court is whether cell phone location information obtained from a third-party mobile service provider should require the government to get a “probable cause” warrant instead of a court order requiring a lower […]

August 3, 2017

HIGH TECH POLICY

Mid-Band Spectrum: the Goldilocks Bands

Today’s announcement from the Federal Communications Commission that it is launching a “Notice of Inquiry” for mid-band spectrum is a development that wireless users can cheer, just as industry players already have. That’s because by the time this spectrum gets released for commercial use in a couple of years, rising demand for wireless data from […]

April 26, 2017

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Cisco’s VP of Government Affairs Jeff Campbell On FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s Vision for Updated Net Neutra …

“FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today laid out his vision for revising net neutrality policy.  The proposal will review what is needed to protect consumers and prevent anti-competitive behavior, while rolling back Title II reclassification, which has inhibited investment. The balanced approach Commissioner Pai unveiled will encourage new investments in broadband networks and speed the development […]

February 28, 2017

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco Applauds Unanimous House Vote Passing Email Privacy Act

Cisco has long supported updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to better protect customer data and communications stored with third-party providers against unwarranted searches and seizures.  We, therefore, applaud the unanimous voice vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387) introduced by Representatives Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and […]

January 24, 2017

HIGH TECH POLICY

Mobile NOW = Mobile Tomorrow

With thousands of megahertz of new spectrum allocations and assignments in various stages of completion, one might wonder – do we still need Mobile NOW?

July 22, 2016

HIGH TECH POLICY

An open Internet should not mean an Internet closed for innovation

Europe’s regulators should reconsider draft Open Internet guidelines in two key areas: technology mandates and specialised services As the digital revolution continues and new economies take shape, building the right framework for an open Internet is crucial. Cisco has been closely following Europe’s efforts and welcomed the Regulation that was agreed by EU legislators introducing […]

July 20, 2016

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco Supports Court Decision Protecting Customer Cloud Data

We welcome and strongly support Microsoft’s successful challenge of a federal criminal search warrant for messages stored on an email server located in Ireland. The decision from the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals supports the protection of data stored in the cloud, and it provides overseas customers of US companies greater confidence that their […]

July 12, 2016

HIGH TECH POLICY

The Good, the Bad, and certainly not Ugly EU-US Privacy Shield

In a nutshell, it’s a good thing! In a world that is digitising, safe global transfer of data is essential to a progressive economy. The Privacy Shield is a framework designed to provide EU-like data protection for personal data processed in the United States. Like ‘Safe Harbor’, ‘Privacy Shield’ is a voluntary self-certification framework. Today […]