Jul 302019
 July 30, 2019  Posted by  Govt, Surveillance

Tim Maurer and Garrett Hinck write:

In a speech last week, Attorney-General William Barr began again to push for a law that would oblige U.S. businesses to decrypt people’s data if the government told them to. This is far from the first time that U.S. law enforcement officials have demanded such a law.

What’s different now is that the U.S. initiative is just one initiative among many: Other governments also are pressing for similar authorities. Why is this happening now, and why so many countries? Here’s what these initiatives have in common, and how they differ in critical ways.

Read more on The Washington Post.

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