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

Henry Baker hbaker1 at pipeline.com
Fri Jun 26 18:00:04 EDT 2020

At 04:20 PM 6/23/2020, John Young wrote:
>"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."

I've never understood why 'encryption' doesn't fall
under the *Second Amendment*.

After all, encryption used to be considered the same
as 'arms' and 'armor', and was regulated as such.

Unfortunately, most of the people I talk to regarding
encryption hate the 2nd Amendment so much that they
won't even consider it.

Which I think is a mistake, because if you look at
the current composition of the U.S. Supreme Court, I
think that they might well agree that encryption
is a form of 'arms', and is thereby Constitutionally

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