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NetChoice Respectfully Asks Gov. Scott to Veto Bill Undermining Vermonters’ Online Security & Freedoms

This statement was updated and corrected on Tuesday, May 14 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

MONTPELIER, Vt.—Today, NetChoice sent a letter to Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, respectfully asking him to veto H.121, which was amended to include the inappropriately titled “Age-Appropriate Design Code.” This provision endangers the privacy of all Vermonters and their children online, inhibits their speech and will ultimately fail “to protect a single citizen from harm.”

“Unfortunately, Vermont’s legislators have advanced an amendment that if signed, would impede their rights and upend their digital privacy. Today, NetChoice respectfully calls on Gov. Scott to respect the rights and safety of Vermonters and their families and veto H.121,” said Carl Szabo, NetChoice Vice President & General Counsel. “The AADC amendment puts Vermonters of all ages’ private data at risk of breach while disrespecting their First Amendment rights online and taking away parents and guardians’ ability to determine their child’s online experience. Further, similar provisions are being litigated in other states and held by the courts. We hope Gov. Scott will take a different path and stand up for Vermonters, their families and their rights online.”

You can read NetChoice’s letter to Gov. Scott here

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