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Statement on the McCaul-Warner Proposal

Washington, DC –┬áInternet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman┬áissued the following statement on the introduction of the McCaul-Warner legislation to establish a commission on encryption:

“We are encouraged by the legislation introduced today by Rep. McCaul and Sen. Warner. The proposal has a worthy goal of promoting thoughtful dialogue between stakeholders in the encryption debate, including experts in cryptography, technology, privacy, and law enforcement. Ultimately, both the privacy and data security of Americans and the security of our nation will be best served by maintaining strong encryption. The Internet Association looks forward to working with policymakers to ensure that the best interests of our nation are served. Congress must avoid hasty legislative ‘solutions’ that could have unintended consequences for the security of the American people.”