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Proposed Law Would Require U.S. Companies to Unlock Encryption under Court Order

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Proposed Law Would Require U.S. Companies to Unlock Encryption under Court Order

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The encryption controversy in the U.S. isn’t going away anytime soon. Two U.S. senators have proposed requiring companies to unlock encrypted technology when a court calls on them to do so, changing the current law and escalating a conflict between the technology industry and the U.S. government, according to The Wall Street Journal. The conflict that arose when a federal court ordered Apple to help unlock an iPhone used in a terror attack has fueled the encryption controversy. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., the panel’s vice chairman, have proposed legislation that addresses…

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Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.

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