National Center on Sexual Exploitation Supports “Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act”

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Washington, DC (July 31, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has announced support for the “Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act,” which allows for law enforcement to gain lawful access to encrypted data. Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) filed the House companion bill to the one introduced by Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) on June 23.

“We urge the U.S. Congress to support a lawful access bill to give law enforcement the ability to take reasonable, and constitutional, steps to investigate criminality on encrypted platforms,” said Patrick A. Trueman, president and CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

“As with the Senate version, Rep. Wagner’s bill should alleviate any concern from Big Tech over the ‘EARN IT Act’ being an anti-encryption bill in disguise since the ‘Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act’ directly tackles encryption.”

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