Proposed encryption legislation: What you need to know

The first draft of long awaited federal encryption legislation that would govern to what lengths vendors and service providers have to go in order to comply with court decryption orders has finally been released.

It takes a stab at defining how to give law enforcement the authority to access encrypted information and under what circumstances that is OK. It also tells vendors and service providers to what lengths they would have to go to help out.

The proposal has not been filed formally as a bill in Congress, but its release will generate discussion.

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Network World Tim Greene