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US Senate bill would legally require Apple to build a backdoor into iPhones

Update: This bill did not get as far as a vote.

This bill was introduced on June 23, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

A bill proposed in the US Senate would effectively make it a legal requirement for Apple to build a backdoor into iPhones. It would make it illegal for Apple and other tech giants to use strong encryption for either devices or cloud services …

It would force Apple to have a means of accessing customer data on both the devices it sells and the cloud services it operates.

Dave Mark drew my attention to The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act.

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