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Senators release official draft of federal encryption legislation

Tim Greene | April 14, 2016
If it were already a law, Apple would have been on the hook to break the terrorist’s iPhone.

The requirements would apply to device manufacturers, electronic communication or remote computing service providers, and anyone who “provides a product or method to facilitate a communication or the processing or storage of data.”

The proposal doesn’t touch on what the penalties are for failing to comply with the law.

Vendors that provide technical assistance would be paid for reasonable costs incurred in providing that assistance.


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