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Entertainment Software Association’s Statement on House of Representatives Passage of the Email Privacy Act

Washington, D.C. – February 6, 2017 – The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the U.S. video game industry, issued the following statement in response to House passage of the Email Privacy Act. This statement can be attributed to Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA:

“The video game industry thrives online, and the privacy rights of gamers are vital for continued growth. Requiring law enforcement to obtain a warrant before accessing the content of electronic communications is an appropriate way to protect those rights, and is consistent with existing prosecutorial best practices. We commend Representatives Yoder and Polis for their leadership in modernizing ECPA and urge the U.S. Senate to advance the bill as a top priority.”

ESA offers a wide range of services to interactive entertainment software publishers, including conducting business and consumer research, providing legal and policy analysis and advocacy on First Amendment, intellectual property and technology/e-commerce issues, managing a global content protection program, owning and operating E3 and representing video game industry interests in federal and state government relations. For more information, visit ESA’s website or follow us on Twitter at @RichatESA or @ESAGovAffairs.

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