Washington, DC — Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the importance of encryption:
“The internet industry has great respect for the role law enforcement plays in keeping children safe. Internet companies are proud to do our part by investing in programs and initiatives to work with law enforcement and child safety organizations and ensure exploitative content stays off our platforms.
“Government proposals to slow the deployment of strong encryption or to weaken encryption by requiring companies to engineer vulnerabilities into their services will not solve this terrible problem and will make us all less secure. Encryption technology is essential to protect consumers around the world from countless threats ranging from information theft to financial fraud.”