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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on the National Commission on Security and Technology Challenges

February 29, 2016
Press Release

Note: Earlier today, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul and Senator Mark Warner introduced legislation to establish the National Commission on Security and Technology Challenges. Comprised of bipartisan representatives from the law enforcement, industry, and civil liberties communities, the Commission would recommend policy solutions to the ongoing digital security debate.

“The digital security debate is about more than just one phone or one company. It’s a sweeping question that will define how law enforcement and industry interact for a generation. Frankly, the solution shouldn’t be dictated by a bunch of politicians. Chairman McCaul’s proposal to bring together law enforcement, technology companies, and privacy advocates is the best way forward – all roads to a legislative solution should run through this commission.”

-- Congressman Dan Donovan is the former Richmond County District Attorney. He represents Staten Island and South Brooklyn in Congress, and chairs the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications.