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Rep. Issa Says Senate Encryption Bill Is Flawed and Technically-Naive

Press Release
Apr 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Responding to the newly leaked encryption bill from the Senate Intelligence Committee drafted by Senators Burr (R-NC) and Feinstein (D-CA) that would mandate companies provide "technical assistance" to companies seeking to access encrypted data, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement:

"The legislation leaked today is about as flawed and technically-naive as a piece of legislation can get. Mandating that companies weaken our security to give government secret backdoor access into our devices would be a massive blow to American's right to privacy and frankly would also be downright dangerous," said Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee responsible for the nation's Internet policy.

"As Americans are living more and more of their lives not only online but also in-concert with more connected devices than ever before, Americans deserve to know that the information retained on these devices will remain secure. This legislation would effectively prohibit any company who wants to improve the security of its products from doing so because government's ability to access our personal and private information is more important than innovation."

"I have worked with and respect Senator Burr and Senator Feinstein a great deal. I look forward to working with Members of Congress, cybersecurity experts, and more to educate and help show lawmakers why encryption makes us all safer -- and not the other way around."
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