December 21, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the global voice of the tech sector representing over sixty of the world’s leading technology companies, released the following statement by Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Andy Halataei on the House Judiciary Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee Encryption Working Group report:

"The working group makes it clear that ‘any measure weakening encryption works against the national interest.’ They recognize there are no easy answers because of the trade-offs that would occur for the security and safety of Americans by placing restrictions or limitations on encryption.” Halataei said. “Reading the report, you really get a sense that these Members of Congress engaged in a serious and thoughtful process to understand the critical role strong encryption plays in our security. We look forward working with lawmakers to continue the dialogue on strong cybersecurity and safety in the next Congress."

Public Policy Tags: Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data & Privacy