June 07, 2018

WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Andy Halataei on the Ensuring National Constitutional Rights for Your Private Telecommunications (ENCRYPT) Act of 2018, a bipartisan bill that would preempt state and local government encryption laws to ensure a uniform, national policy for encryption technology:

“Encryption is vital to securing consumers’ private information and protecting them from Cybercriminals. With that said, the level of protection consumers experience should not be determined by the state in which they live. State mandates that either ban strong encryption technology, or require the design of intentional vulnerabilities, are untenable from both a security and policy standpoint. ITI commends Reps. Ted Lieu, Suzan DelBene, Mike Bishop, and Jim Jordan for their leadership on the ENCRYPT Act.”

Public Policy Tags: Data & Privacy