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Statement On The Proposed Manager’s Amendment To The EARN IT Act

Washington, DC IA Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs and Counsel, Mike Lemon released the following statement on the proposed Manager’s Amendment to the EARN IT Act:

“The EARN IT Act remains a deeply flawed proposal that would make it harder for IA member companies to rid the internet of CSAM and protect the most vulnerable online. The internet industry appreciates that the bill’s authors now recognize the serious Fourth Amendment concerns raised by the EARN IT Act, as introduced, and continues to share their goal of ending child exploitation online. However, the proposed manager’s amendment to the EARN IT Act replaces one set of problems with another by opening the door to an unpredictable and inconsistent set of standards under state laws that pose many of the same risks to strong encryption.”