ICYMI: CONGRESSMAN LIEU'S DAILY DOT OP-ED ON ENCRYPTION

April 8, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

ICYMI: CONGRESSMAN LIEU'S DAILY DOT OP-ED ON ENCRYPTION

Online at The Daily Dot: In the aftermath of the #FBIvsApple saga, one thing is clear, Congress must not repeat the mistakes of the past.

Mr. Lieu discusses the topic of encryption and his bill, the ENCRYPT Act.

Attempts to restrict encryption at the state or local levels would only serve to undermine security and economic competitiveness for the entire nation.”

“That is why I introduced the Ensuring National Constitutional Rights for Your Private Telecommunications (ENCRYPT) Act, along with my colleagues Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Suzan DelBene (D-Washington), and Mike Bishop (R-Michigan). This bipartisan bill would preempt state and local governments from creating a disastrous patchwork of different encryption laws. The U.S. Constitution grants Congress the authority to regulate interstate commerce, and the ENCRYPT Act sends a clear message that the complicated issues with encryption must be addressed thoughtfully and nationally.”

“The stakes in the encryption debate are high, with significant consequences for personal privacy, the U.S. private sector, and our national security. Weaker encryption standards would mean less security and more successful cyberattacks, government records downloaded by foreign adversaries, patient health records stolen by criminals, and movie studios hacked for exercising their freedom to create films about dictators. As the Crypto Wars 2.0 play out a familiar story, it is critical for Congress to address these complex issues thoughtfully and not repeat the mistakes of the past.”

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The Full Text of The Daily Dot piece can be found HERE
 

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