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ACP URGES PASSAGE OF SAFE ACT
February 25, 1999

Representatives of Americans for Computer Privacy (ACP) joined forces today with lawmakers in support of the Security and Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act at a Capitol Hill news conference announcing re-introduction of the encryption policy reform legislation. Championed by Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), the SAFE Act seeks to protect Americans' right to use the strongest possible encryption, while lifting export restrictions on U.S.-made encryption.

Audio/Video from the Press Conference on Capitol Hill

Listen to the full cybercast: [Audio] [28.8K Video] [56K Video]
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Speakers in order of appearance

Rep. Bob Goodlatte
Rep. Zoe Lofgren
Rep. David Bonior
Rep. Bob Goodlatte
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Rep. Zoe Lofgren
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Rep. David Bonior
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Rep. David Dreier
Rep. Dick Armey
Rep. Tom Davis
Rep. David Dreier
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Rep. Dick Armey
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Rep. Tom Davis
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Ed Gillespie, ACP
Jack Quinn, ACP
Randy Lively
Ed Gillespie
Exec. Director (ACP)
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Jack Quinn
General Counsel (ACP)
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Randy Lively
President (American Financial Services)
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Jerry Berman, CDT
Q&A
Jerry Berman
Exec. Director (CDT)
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Questions & Answers
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Zoe Lofgren & Bob Goodlate
ACP Safes
SAFE Act champions Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) were presented with ACP safes prior to the press conference formally announcing re-introduction of the SAFE Act."

A safe similar to those held by Goodlatte and Lofgren was delivered to each member of the House to call attention to the importance of this legislation. Each safe contains chocolate coins and play money representing electronic commerce; a personal records book symbolizing the need to protect private information in the Digital Age; a U.S. Constitution to remind us of our rights; and an American flag to remind us we must maintain our leadership role in the 21st century, global marketplace.

The SAFE Act seeks to protect Americans' right to use the strongest possible encryption, while lifting export restrictions on U.S.-made encryption. Members of the House Judiciary Committee have already slated a hearing regarding this legislation for next Thursday, March 4th."

 

Special thanks to Speedera for helping to make this cybercast happen.


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