Data-Driven Innovation – SIIA works with policymakers and thought-leaders around the world to promote the economic and social value of data-driven innovation (DDI), and to support policies that enable DDI, rather than creating restrictions such as data localization requirements. We also support the use of geographic location technologies that facilitate addressing consumer and business needs in different markets.

Increased Transparency and Oversight of Surveillance Programs – SIIA supports policies that balance security objectives with increased transparency, maintains strong encryption to protect data on the Internet, and promotes a global dialogue among governments around the world to minimize adverse economic impacts of government collection of private sector data.

Continued Flow of Data between the United States and the European Union: SIIA works with EU policymakers in support of a Data Protection Regulation that enhances the ability of American firms to work effectively with European consumers and businesses. We also provide SIIA member input to the U.S. team negotiating changes to the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Agreement.

Modern International Trade Agreements – SIIA advocates for provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), and Information Technology Agreement (ITA) that promote the cross-border flow of data and strong intellectual property protection. The data-flow provisions should generally permit cross-border flows, prohibit data localization and reflect the OECD Privacy Principles and the APEC Privacy Framework.

Multistakeholder Internet Governance – We advocate for the importance of multistakeholder Internet Governance at 2014 Internet Governance Forum events. A priority for 2014 will be the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of the Internet in Sao Paulo, Brazil April 23-24.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for the Digital Age – SIIA supports modern IPR provision in trade agreements under negotiation. We also contribute views for the European Union Copyright Review and collaborate with the OECD in crafting analytically sound and descriptively correct work.