Content Moderation

07/02/2020

Graham to narrow tech liability bill

NetChoice
Carl Szabo Vice President and General Counsel

What they’re saying: Tech trade group NetChoice argued in an analysis that the narrowed EARN IT Act still threatens encryption — a major concern with the original legislation — by allowing states to pass laws that could force tech companies to open encrypted communication and devices to law enforcement in the name of thwarting online child exploitation.

  • “The bill tries to avoid the encryption issue by kicking the issue to the states so that they assume the blame for weakening encryption,” NetChoice wrote in an analysis of the amendment.
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