Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday April 07, 2016

White House Declines To Support Encryption Legislation

According to anonymous sources, the White House is refusing to offer public support for legislation that would require technology companies to help law enforcement crack encrypted data. A White House spokesman declined to comment on the pending legislation.

The White House is declining to offer public support for draft legislation that would empower judges to require technology companies such as Apple Inc to help law enforcement crack encrypted data, sources familiar with the discussions said. The decision all but assures that the years-long political impasse over encryption will continue even in the wake of the high-profile effort by the Department of Justice to force Apple to break into an iPhone used by a gunman in last December's shootings in San Bernardino, California.