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Draft Legislation Draws Tech Company Opposition

April 17, 2016

A leaked “discussion draft” of the encryption bill sponsored by Senators Diane Feinstein and Richard Burr has Silicon Valley seething.  If enacted, it would compel tech companies to comply with government requests to crack smart encrypted devices seized during investigations. Opponents say it would harm security and U.S. competitiveness. A representative of the New America’s Open Technology Institute, said it would surrender the tech economy. The ACLU called it a threat to everyone’s privacy and security.

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