The i2Coalition is among the more than 10 prominent tech associations and groups that signed a letter urging Senate Judiciary Committee leaders not to advance S. 3538 (the “EARN IT” Act), which would make it harder to remove illegal content, introduce weaknesses into encryption, and ultimately make the Internet less safe.
“The i2Coalition represents those who build the Internet’s infrastructure. Our members proactively work to remove and report illegal and dangerous content, and routinely engage with law enforcement to assist and respond to valid requests for information pertaining to criminal activity online,” said Christian Dawson, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the i2Coalition. “While well-intentioned, the EARN IT Act would impair lawful speech and conduct, threaten the privacy of law-abiding citizens, limit innovation, and hinder law enforcement’s efforts against online child exploitation. It’s for these reasons that we’ve joined with other leading organizations to request that the Senate Judiciary Committee not proceed further with the EARN IT Act, and stop this flawed legislation from moving to the Senate floor.”