House bill would stop states from banning phone encryption

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) on Wednesday introduced a bipartisan bill in Congress that tries to halt states’ attempts to force phone makers to weaken encryption by putting in crypto backdoors. The bill is called the Ensuring National Constitutional Rights of Your Private Telecommunications Act. Its less cumbersome title: The ENCRYPT Act of 2016. The proposed law seeks to prevent any state or locality from mandating that a “manufacturer, developer, seller, or provider” desi

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