US bill prohibits government mandating backdoors in technolgy

Today, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden introduced a bill to prohibit the government from mandating backdoors in hardware and software technologies. The legislation prohibits any federal agency from intentionally weakening consumer encryption standards.

Country: Global

Domains: Privacy IG

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: NSA, Snowden, human rights, surveillance, encryption, backdoors

Posted on Thursday 4 December 2014

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