April 19, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Information Technology Industry Council, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement by Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Andy Halataei following a hearing on encryption by the House Energy and Commerce Committee:

“Unlike most Washington debates, where people go into their separate corners and repeat ‘us versus them’ positions, a serious discussion is emerging between lawmakers and tech on encryption,” Halataei said. “Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are asking thoughtful questions to understand the critical role encryption plays in securing our digital world. These hearings are also giving lawmakers a better sense of the trade-offs involved for the security and safety of Americans that would occur by placing restrictions or limitations on encryption that would do more harm than good.”

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Public Policy Tags: Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data & Privacy