High-Tech Leaders Slam Encryption Back Door Bill

    Date08 Oct 2001
    CategoryCryptography
    3234
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A coalition of high-tech companies today urged Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., not to move forward with legislation that would give law enforcement back door access to all U.S.-made encryption products. Gregg introduced the measure shortly after learning terrorists likely used . . . A coalition of high-tech companies today urged Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., not to move forward with legislation that would give law enforcement back door access to all U.S.-made encryption products. Gregg introduced the measure shortly after learning terrorists likely used encryption products to scramble their Internet communications prior to the Sept. 11 attacks.

    In a letter to Gregg today, the Computer & Communications Industry Association called the proposal an unprecedented attempt to impose government controls on technology and computer networks.

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