Lower data flow barriers, no IANA unwind seen topping NTIA global to-do list
Public Knowledge urged NTIA to try to guarantee “frictionless” information flows between democracies that have different standards of online free speech and engage in bilateral and multilateral forums to push against countries exercising extraterritorial jurisdiction in ways that could hurt the free flow of information. PK said NTIA should promote policies that let countries pursue legitimate policies like law enforcement without using data localization requirements. It warned about embedding intellectual property laws into free trade agreements without limits on secondary and intermediary liability. R Street Institute said NTIA’s role in ICANN and its Government Advisory Committee should be to reduce the role of governments in internet governance, keeping GAC’s role a solely advisory one.