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, […]
One of the core principles of the Reform Government Surveillance coalition (RGS) is that strong encryption of devices and services protects the privacy and data security of our users, while also promoting free expression and the free flow of information around the world. RGS has consistently opposed any government action that would undermine the cybersecurity, […]
“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 […]
The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) report, Low-Hanging Fruit: Evidence-Based Solutions to the Digital Evidence Challenge, provides thoughtful analysis and a number of practical recommendations to help law enforcement solve crimes in the digital age. As providers of information technology products and services, the members of the Reform Government Surveillance (RGS) coalition are […]
The Reform Government Surveillance coalition (RGS) urges the Senate to act promptly on the nominations of Adam Klein, Ed Felten, and Jane Nitze to be members of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB). All three of these nominations were reported by the Senate Judiciary Committee by voice vote and are now ready for […]
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 […]
Reform Government Surveillance recently announced a new core principle on encryption that will guide our advocacy efforts, and we continue to believe that strong encryption helps protect the security and privacy of individuals and companies around the world. We have consistently raised concerns about proposals that would undermine encryption of devices and services by requiring […]