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For Immediate Release
(24 March 1999)
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Sue Richard
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Americans for Computer Privacy Lauds House Judiciary Committee for Action on SAFE Act

Washington, DC-- Washington, DC—(March 24)—The following statement was issued today by Ed Gillespie, Executive Director of Americans for Computer Privacy (ACP) following mark-up of the Security and Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act, H.R. 850 in the House Judiciary Committee:

"ACP applauds Chairman Hyde and all of the members of the House Judiciary Committee who voted to support the SAFE Act during today’s mark-up session. Like so many of their colleagues on both sides of the aisle, these lawmakers recognize the critical need for passage of this important piece of legislation which seeks to protect the privacy of all Americans in the age of electronic commerce, while serving our long-term national security interests. ACP now looks forward to working with members of the House International Relations Committee, whom we are confident will also recognize the merits of the SAFE Act."

Americans for Computer Privacy (ACP) is a broad-based coalition that brings together more than 100 companies and 40 associations representing financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, high-tech and transportation, as well as law enforcement, civil-liberty, pro-family and taxpayer groups. ACP supports policies that advance the rights of American citizens to encode information without fear of government intrusion, and advocates the lifting of current export restrictions on U.S.-made encryption.


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