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Out of the 7.5 billion people on Earth, I’m guessing that approximately zero percent will be sad to see this benighted year come to an end. Looking back is too depressing, so I want to take a look forward. Read more about What Will 2021 Hold for Tech Policy?
On September 30, Representatives Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) and Ann Wagner (R-MO) introduced the House version of the EARN IT Act (H.R.8454), which had previously been introduced in the Senate (S.3398) in March. Read more about House Introduces EARN IT Act Companion Bill, Somehow Manages to Make It Even Worse
On August 7, I had the pleasure of doing a "fireside chat" with my friend and Section 230 expert Cathy Gellis at this year's virtual DEF CON Crypto & Privacy Village. Cathy gave a primer on Section 230, and then we had a discussion about the EARN IT Act bill, the LAED Act bill, and the threats they pose to online speech, privacy, security, and encryption. You can watch the video here. Read more about EARN IT Act Talk at the DEF CON Crypto & Privacy Village
On July 2, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a full-committee hearing at which it made significant changes to the pending EARN IT Act bill, S.3398, about which I’ve written extensively on the CIS blog. Read more about The EARN IT Act Threatens Our Online Freedoms. New Amendments Don’t Fix It.
On Tuesday, June 23, Senators Graham (R-SC), Cotton (R-AR), and Blackburn (R-TN) introduced a bill that is a full-frontal nuclear assault on encryption in the United States. You can find the bill text here. Read more about There’s Now an Even Worse Anti-Encryption Bill Than EARN IT. That Doesn’t Make the EARN IT Bill OK.
Yesterday, a group of Democratic congressmembers, headed by online speech and privacy champion Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), unveiled their answer to the disastrous EARN IT Act bill that I’ve been raising alarms Read more about An EARN IT Alternative That Might Actually Help Children
So far, I’ve covered what I believe to be some First Amendment and due process problems with the EARN IT Act bill. Last but not least, let’s talk about the Fourth Amendment. Read more about The EARN IT Act Is Unconstitutional: Fourth Amendment
I’ve previously covered the First Amendment concerns that I have with the newly-introduced EARN IT Act bill. I also have due-process concerns about the bill’s “best practices” requirement. The Fifth Amendment protects (among other things) your right to due process with respect to the federal government. Read more about The EARN IT Act Is Unconstitutional: Due Process