Burr-Feinstein’s proposed legislation will screw over the NSA, too, says Bruce Schneier.
The proposed bill put forward by Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to force US companies to build backdoors into their encryption systems has quickly run into trouble.
Less than 24 hours after the draft Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016 was released, more than 43,000 signatures have been added to a petition calling for the bill to be withdrawn. The petition, organized by CREDO Action, calls for Congress to block the proposed law as a matter of urgency.
Meanwhile, in the technical world, experts have been going through the legislation and pointing out glaring holes in the draft bill.
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