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The Internet Association Signs Letter Supporting Congressional Transparency Legislation

The Internet Association signs letter supporting transparency legislation in Congress.

We the undersigned are writing to ask that the Senate and House Judiciary Committees quickly forward to consider legislation that would provide greater transparency around national security–related requests by the US government to Internet, telephone, and web-based service providers for information about their users and subscribers.  Specifically, we write to voice our strong support for S. 1452, the Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013, and H.R. 3035, the Surveillance Order Reporting Act of 2013, each of which would clarify that companies have the right to publish basic statistics about the government demands for user data that they receive.  We urge the Committees to hold hearings on the issue of surveillance transparency as a prelude to the markup of these bills.

To read the letter The Internet Association signed today, click here.