February 29, 2016

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TechNet Welcomes McCaul-Warner Security Commission

Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today welcomed new legislation sponsored by Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) that would create a commission to address security issues posed by encryption, law enforcement, and technology.

“I’d like to congratulate Congressman McCaul and Senator Warner for proposing an expert commission to address security issues posed by encryption, law enforcement, and technology,” said Linda Moore, President and CEO of TechNet.  “This is timely legislation, especially given all the discussion in recent days related to encryption and security matters.”

“It is important to have an expert discussion that considers the legitimate rights and needs of consumers, businesses, governments, and the American economy.  The proposed commission could provide a valuable framework to help resolve these important issues.”

TechNet has not endorsed the legislation, but it will provide comments on the bill to the legislative sponsors.

About TechNet
TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the technology industry by building long-term relationships between technology leaders and policymakers and by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level.  TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Seattle, Boston, and Austin.

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