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Proposed encryption legislation: What you need to know

Tim Greene | April 15, 2016
Questions and answers about first draft of how to deal with law enforcement’s need to access encrypted information.

What if someone or some business in the U.S. used unbreakable encryption from another country?

The draft doesn’t say.

What about privacy?

The preamble to the law calls for protecting privacy but not at the expense of being able to comply with court orders calling for decrypted data and communications. It says, “all providers of communications services and products (including software) should protect the privacy of United States persons through implementation of appropriate data security and still respect the rule of law and comply with all legal requirements and court orders.”

 

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