Internet Society speaks out against proposed password disclosure requirements

The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) has issued a joint statement signed by over 50 organizations and 90 individuals expressing concern about recent proposals from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to require disclosure of social media passwords a s a condition of entry to the USA. The Internet Society is one of the organizations behind the statement.

“ISOC signed onto this statement because we believe that this policy would gravely undermine Internet security and would represent an alarming intrusion on individuals’ rights of expression, opinion and privacy.   We also worry that other nations may replicate this approach, leading to a cascading decline in Internet security for users across the globe”, says ISOC’s  president/CEO Kathryn Brown.

Read the full statement by Kathryn Brown