40 Startups Tell Congress: Encryption Matters

Today, over 40 technology startups from across the country signed Engine’s letter to Congress explaining why encryption is essential to their business operations and their users’ digital security and trust. “Encryption is at the heart of many of our products and services. Without the security and confidence that encryption provides, it would be difficult or impossible for us to find customers and investors, and ultimately, grow our businesses...Unlike larger technology companies, startups like ours lack the resources necessary to comply with the anti­-encryption proposals some legislators have put forward,” the letter states.

Several startups including FourSquare, Convo, and Inflection also submitted individual statements describing how their companies utilize encryption and how bad legislation could damage their businesses.

Read the full letter here.


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