US report critical of fellow lawmakers’ efforts to regulate encryption

US report critical of fellow lawmakers’ efforts to regulate encryption
By Danny Yadron in San Francisco

Weighing in on the encryption debate, new government report says that lawmakers need to to learn more about technology before trying to regulate it

US Republican congressional staff trying to find a middle ground on encryption have said previous efforts to regulate privacy technology were flawed and that lawmakers need to learn more about technology before trying to regulate it, according to a report released on Wednesday.

The 25-page white paper – entitled Going Dark, Going Forward: A Primer on the Encryption Debate – does not claim any magical solution to the fight over encryption software that has roiled western capitals for more than two years. It was written by Republican staff on the House committee on homeland security, led by representative Michael McCaul, who has proposed a bipartisan top-level panel of encryption experts with senator Mark Warner, the Virginia Democrat.

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June 29, 2016 at 10:59PM
via Technology | The Guardian http://ift.tt/294rzlA

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