[Cryptography] Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on Introduction of Lawful Access Bill in Senate

John Young jya at pipeline.com
Tue Jun 23 19:20:42 EDT 2020


"Today, Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following 
statement on the introduction of a bill that would give law 
enforcement access to critical digital evidence if permitted by a 
court while also protecting privacy. The legislation is sponsored by 
Senators Lindsey Graham, Tom Cotton, and Marsha Blackburn. ...

While strong encryption provides enormous benefits to society and is 
undoubtedly necessary for the security and privacy of Americans, 
end-to-end encryption technology is being abused by child predators, 
terrorists, drug traffickers, and even hackers to perpetrate their 
crimes and avoid detection.  Warrant-proof encryption allows these 
criminals to operate with impunity.  This is dangerous and unacceptable."

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