One step forward, one step back: U.S. Senate introduces crypto backdoor bill while House removes fix
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. As we’ve previously said, strong encryption standards and device security are critical to the privacy of individual users. Access commends Senator Wyden and urges the Senate to quickly pass the Secure Data Act.
Fool’s gold: data security is vital to users
Salvador Dali once commented, “what is important is to spread confusion.” Perhaps this accounts for the recent messaging behind data security. While a battle wages between Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. (and beyond) over digital security, users’ most personal information is being put at risk.