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For Immediate Release
(31 March 1999)
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Sue Richards
(202) 625-1256

 

Americans for Computer Privacy Welcomes Introduction of the PROTECT Act In U.S. Senate

Washington, DC-- Washington, DC—(March 31)—The following statement was issued today by Ed Gillespie, Executive Director of Americans for Computer Privacy (ACP) following Senator John McCain’s announcement that he will introduce the PROTECT Act as soon as Congress reconvenes:

"Senator McCain (R-AZ) and bill co-sponsors Conrad Burns (R-MT), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) are to be congratulated for the PROTECT Act, which recognizes the fact that widespread deployment of strong American-made encryption is in the best interests of this nation. ACP believes the legislation is an important move in the right direction and a great start to the Senate process. However, it must be noted that the bill doesn’t go as far or as fast as the Security and Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act, which now has 248 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives, and was favorably reported by the House Judiciary Committee last week. We look forward to working with Senator McCain and his colleagues as we move toward adoption of encryption policy that makes sense for America in the 21st century."


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