Feinstein-Burr Encryption Legislation Is Dead In The Water

After the San Bernardino terrorist attack, key U.S. lawmakers pledged to require technology companies to give law enforcement agencies a “back door” to encrypted communications and electronic devices. Now, the push for legislation is dead only months after the terrorist attack. In April, Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein released the official version of their anti-encryption bill with hopes for it to pass through Congress. But with the lack of White House support for the legislation as well as the high-profile court case between Apple and the Justice Department, the legislation will likely not be introduced this year, and even if it were, it would stand no chance of advancing, said sources familiar with the matter.

You can read more in an article by Dustin Volz, Mark Hosenball, and Joseph Menn published by Reuters at http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-encryption-legislation-idUSKCN0YI0EM.

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