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Statement on Encryption

Washington, D.C. – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on encryption:

“Weakening encryption by requiring companies to engineer vulnerabilities into their services makes us all less safe and less secure. Encryption protects billions of global Internet users from countless daily threats to the financial system, sensitive infrastructure (like our electric grid), and from repressive governments looking to stifle speech and democracy. The Internet industry has great respect for the role law enforcement plays in our national security, but without encryption, we are all less safe.”