Feb 122016
 February 12, 2016  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance

Dustin Volz of Reuters reports:

U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers will introduce bipartisan legislation on Wednesday that would prohibit states from requiring tech companies to build encryption weaknesses into their products.

The move marks the latest foray into an ongoing debate over encryption between Silicon Valley and Washington. While tech companies generally oppose weakened security standards, federal authorities have warned about a “going dark” phenomenon in which criminal suspects use powerful encryption in their communications so that investigators cannot access a phone’s content, even with a warrant.

Read more on Huffington Post.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

Related: Text of ENCRYPT Act (pdf).


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