As currently drafted, the EARN IT Act raises significant Fourth Amendment concerns that could ultimately threaten the ability of law enforcement to prosecute these crimes and bring the perpetrators to justice, and that may make it harder for companies to continue some efforts to keep children safe.
RGS strongly opposes the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act. This bill would require companies to build encryption backdoors that would jeopardize the sensitive data of our billions of users and the security of our products and services.
“The Reform Government Surveillance coalition (RGS) supports Senators Lee, Leahy, Wyden, and Daines in their efforts to strengthen the role of the amici that appear before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and clarify that a business records request under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act could never be used to obtain browsing and search history information.”
PRESS CONTACT: Stacey Hutchinson, firstname.lastname@example.org 202-719-9999 x227 Reform Government Surveillance (RGS) urges passage of the proposed Amash-Lofgren FISA 702 reform amendment (Division C, amendment #24) to H.R. 2740. RGS believes this amendment is a step in the right direction for U.S. foreign intelligence surveillance policy. RGS supports clarity of law and oversight of surveillance authorities, […]
“The Reform Government Surveillance coalition (RGS) is encouraged by the progress made by the Administration and Congress to fill the vacancies on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB). RGS welcomes the announcement of the President’s intent to nominate Travis LeBlanc and Aditya Bamzai to serve on the PCLOB, and urges the Senate Judiciary Committee […]
ZDNet Zach Whittaker Tech giants hit by NSA spying slam encryption backdoors The tech coalition includes Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Verizon and Yahoo’s parent company Oath — all of which were hit by claims of complicity with US government’s surveillance. A coalition of Silicon Valley tech giants has doubled down on its criticism of […]