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New Republican bill latest in long line to force encryption backdoors

Date 29 Jun 2020
Category Government
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Posted By Brittany Day
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Here we go again - Senate Republicans push a new bill to mandate "lawful access" to encrypted devices and data. It won't end until law enforcement has better cyber forensics capabilities. What is your opinion on this bill?

In what seems like Groundhog Day when it comes to encrypted communications, a group of Republican senators last week introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act, which aims to end the use of so-called “warrant-proof” encrypted technology by terrorists and criminals. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced this latest measure to find a way for law enforcement to gain access to devices and data that are protected by unbreakable encryption methods.

“The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act is a balanced solution that keeps in mind the constitutional rights afforded to all Americans while providing law enforcement the tools needed to protect the public from everyday violent crime and threats to our national security,” the Senators said in a statement.

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