Carl Szabo, an industry lobbyist for the group NetChoice, who represents Google, Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), eBay, Inc. (EBAY), and other top American internet firms, said his constituents were opposed to the bill, commenting to The Hill:
This is a long-term discussion that has been coming and I expect to continue. [Could it pass?] I never underestimate anything. I always think that there is a chance, even if it’s not as sweeping as installing a front door master key on every mobile device, it could be installing a small backdoor.