Lawmakers Move To Block Government From Ordering Digital ‘Back Doors’

Finally! Some common sense from Congress.

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers have introduced legislation that would block the federal government from requiring technology companies to design devices with so-called “back doors” to allow law enforcement to access them. From a report in The Hill web site:

“A bipartisan group of House lawmakers have introduced legislation that would block the federal government from requiring technology companies to design devices with so-called back doors to allow law enforcement to access them.”

Also:

“The bipartisan bill introduced Thursday would prohibit federal agencies from requiring or requesting that firms “design or alter the security functions in its product or service to allow the surveillance of any user of such product or service, or to allow the physical search of such product” by the government.”

“The bill would also block courts from issuing an order to compel companies to design products with “back doors” to allow for surveillance or law enforcement searches.”

You can read more in an article by Morgan Chalfant in The Hill at: http://bit.ly/2Iyy8RS.

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