Internet Policies that can Influence Web Hosting as We Enter 2016

list of issues that web hosting industry

We are in 2016 where the businesses are ready to move on the cloud. Internet of everything and hybrid IT solutions are offering diverse utilities for businesses. But there are few issues related to internet policies that can be the major roadblocks for web hosting industry. Internet Infrastructure Coalition have communicated few things that can influence the business of IT services providers this year.

Here is the list of issues that web hosting industry should watch in 2016:

ECPA needs amendment: Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA 1986) is an outdated law that needs immediate reformation for better privacy and protection of all communication platforms. Right amendments in this act will build the consumer trust in the internet infrastructure.  

IANA Transition: Internet should remain as an open, stable, secure and resilient commodity for its growth. The Internet infrastructure coalition supports the US Government’s approach that enables different businesses, countries and communities to work together for managing Internet as a common resource.

Digital Single Market (DSM) proposal: The internet Infrastructure also supports DSM proposal that is expected to improve the accessibility of online markets. The proposal can also help in the expansion of new digital business ventures that will eventually accelerate the economic growth. According to European Union (EU) estimation, a DSM could add €415 billion annually to the economy that can possibly create job opportunities for Millions.

Opposition to UK’s Snooper’s Charter: Snooper charter is the name for United Kingdom’s Investigatory Power Bill that allows security agencies to use surveillance technologies through electronic communications, phone web history and even social media accounts. The internet Infrastructure Coalition does not support this as it will be too-intrusive for the businesses and can affect their daily operations.

Access to encryption for Cyber Security: Cyber security is the major concern in the digital ecosystem today. Even a small security break can cause big losses. Business security can be strengthened if there will be accessibility to the encryption for the enterprises. Not only their data will be secured but their consumers’ information too, will remain protected from external threats.