Senates encryption backdoor bill is dangerous for Americans, says Rep. Lofgren

A Senate bill that would compel tech companies to build backdoors to allow law enforcement access to encrypted devices and data would be very dangerous for Americans, said a leading House Democrat.
Law enforcement frequently spars with tech companies over their use of strong encryption, which protects user data from hackers and theft, but the government says makes it harder to catch criminals accused of serious crime. Tech companies like Apple and Google have in recent years doubled down on their security efforts by securing data with encryption that even they cannot unlock.
Senate Republicans in June introduced their latest lawful access bill, renewing previous efforts to force tech companies to allow law enforcement access to a users data when presented with a court order.
Its dangerous for Americans, because it will be hacked, it will be utilized, and theres no way to make it secure, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, whose congressional seat covers much of Silicon Valley, told TechCrunch at Disrupt 2020. If we eliminate encryption, were just opening ourselves up to massive hacking and disruption, she said.
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