Critics Slam Draft Senate Encryption Bill as 'Dangerous,' 'Misguided'

April 8, 2016

Online privacy advocates and civil liberties groups lashed out Friday at a draft version of a Senate bill that would require companies to provide “technical assistance” when authorities seek encrypted information on locked phones.

A nine-page early copy version of the bill written by committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California states that companies that provide digital services –

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