SIIA Concerns Regarding HB 167 – Consumer Protection and Internet Filter Requirements

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) joins four industry organizations express their concerns to AL HB 167, titled Consumer Protection; filter requirements on Internet-enabled devices, penalties for violation.”  While acknowledging the importance of protecting children online, the signatories, argue against the requirement of a state-specific default filter, citing technological infeasibility and potential confusion. SIIA advocate for a risk-based approach to online protection and suggest alternative measures such as comprehensive training on internet safety and promoting online safety campaigns. The letter emphasizes the need for legislation that is effective, avoids imposing impractical requirements, and addresses diverse age groups’ needs.

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