Skepticism Prevails Between Lawmakers And FBI In The Encryption

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Skepticism Prevails Between Lawmakers and FBI in the Encryption


U.S. law enforcement agencies and Silicon Valley have been at loggerheads ever since Apple launched the new smartphone encryption technology.
Tech titans Apple and Google want ensure the privacy and security of their users by keeping user data more safe from data thieves and snoopers on their smartphones and computers.
But for the U.S. law enforcement (from top FBI agents to local officials) the same devices are troves of evidence that could stop crimes catch law breakers.

Lawmakers and FBI on Encryption
As Apple and Google progress toward getting better at encryption, law enforcement has turned to Congress for help. The FBI has requested the lawmakers to make …show more content…

Lawmaker's Stand on Encryption

According a Democrat party member, it would be a surprise if even a handful support the idea of backdooring the personal property of U.S. citizens.
And given people's trust in the government today, it is highly unlikely that the Senate would force tech companies to build backdoors in their devices and networks. Currently, the FBI's proposal is under review but anything solid will not be happening anytime soon.
According to some Senate aides, even before the Snowden leaks surfaced, the combination of civil liberty and business concerns would have not bothered the Congress much.
The U.S. government is the middle of a shocking surveillance-massive reform fight, so adopting the proposal of FBI is difficult and complicated.

FBI's Stand On Encryption
The FBI has been repeating just one thing time and again that the latest encryption technology is only encouraging criminals to go beyond the law. Even with a legitimate court order, police officials are not able to access data crucial to solving …show more content…

citizen safe from crime and terrorism, and the new technology has become a convenience for criminals and terrorists.
Unfortunately, technology and law have not paced themselves properly leading to a disconnection and a subsequent public-safety issue.
When the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) of 1994 was in place, it was entirely different scenario.
Phone companies were forced by the law to build surveillance technologies in their devices and networks to let law enforcement install wiretaps. But the law is outdated and does not cover modern devices and online communication.
Are Apple and Google willing to let bad guys walk away just like that? Certainly, that is what the latest default encryption means to the FBI. By locking out the phone for police, what do the tech giants aim to achieve in law and order? Comney further added.
He requested Congress to update CALEA so that corporates like Apple and Google just like cellular network AT&T does, will provide the police with access to crucial information.

What will

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