California Legislator Says Encryption ‘Threatens Our Freedoms’ Calls For Ban On Encrypted Cell Phones | Techdirt

California assembly member Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) introduced the legislation, bill 1681, that would require any smartphone manufactured “on or after January 1, 2017, and sold in California after that date” to be “capable of being decrypted and unlocked by its manufacturer or its operating system provider.”

Any smartphone that couldn’t be decrypted on demand would subject a seller to a $2,500 fine.

Source: California Legislator Says Encryption ‘Threatens Our Freedoms’ Calls For Ban On Encrypted Cell Phones | Techdirt

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