The U.S. Senate is advancing legislation that creates a threat to strong encryption, the bedrock of digital security.
While the senators championing the bill, which they’ve named the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act (EARN IT Act), may have good intentions, they are seriously misguided about the impact of their proposal.
Encryption ensures our information, from our sensitive financial and medical details to emails and text messages, is protected. But the EARN IT Act will create a broad path for government actors to seriously undermine strong encryption, putting our information at risk. That’s why Mozilla is joining dozens of other internet health and civil society organizations in calling on the U.S. Congress to vote no on the EARN IT Act.