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Founded in February 1998, Americans for Computer Privacy (ACP) was a broad-based coalition that brought together more than 100 companies and 40 associations representing financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, high-tech and transportation, as well as law enforcement, civil-liberty, pro-family and taxpayer groups. ACP supported policies that advance the rights of American citizens to encode information without fear of government intrusion, and advocated the lifting of export restrictions on U.S.-made encryption products. ACP also supported policies that promoted industry led, market-driven solutions to critical information infrastructure protection and opposed government efforts to impose mandates or design standards, or to increase widespread monitoring or surveillance.