laws vs laws
It's good, but I'm not holding my breath. This won't keep certain nefarious government organisations from setting up their own backdoor deals with product makers as long as gag orders are also legal.
US lawmakers from both major political parties came together on Thursday to reintroduce a bill that, if passed, would prohibit the American government from forcing tech product makers to undermine the security of their wares. The bill, known as the Secure Data Act of 2018, was returned to the US House of Representatives by …
Indeed. There are a great many (TLA) government agencies and departments for whom laws, constitutions and rules are merely guidelines to be followed or not depending upon convenience. Today I shall follow the law, tomorrow it might make me late for a coffee so I won't.
Still good on these reps for trying.
Back in the days BEFORE we used all this tech the same issue was present.
There were no call logs or sms messages that could be data mined to detect the sale of a pressure cooker.
Nothing has changed. There is no difference between the information then and now other than the digital information would allow new and convenient abilities to detect sales of pressure cookers so that money can be saved and less police need to be employed. Let the computers do the work so we can help survive the budget cuts.
The information on mobile devices is essentially non-existent just like it was before those devices were invented. So why do you need access to it? Just continue to police using the same tried and true methods or is that a lost art?
You can also ban pressure cookers ;)
Let me get this straight. Once they get the phone from the dead body of the perpetrator after the shootout, car chase, and pressure cooker event it will make a difference because they won't know to do a week long interrogation on the innocent barber he got a haircut from the day before?
Put another way, when have they ever brought additional charges to possibly connected people with information recovered off the phones they always seem to crack sooner or later? Now AC, you know as well as I that if they were able to stop something with that information they would be shouting it at every opportunity as evidence that they needz da backdoorz.
...because courts have every right to order access to digital and other devices in the investigation of a crime. There is no God given right to prevent authorities from accessing the data nor should their be. If you're a crim the best advice is don't store any info. on any device and stay off of social media as you can easily be found when you post.
Just because 1 person is a suspect it doesn't mean we should all submit to mass surveillance and live in what will quickly expand into a police state.
George Orwell never predicted that we'd be carrying around personal devices with access to all our search histories and personal and private messages to everyone. Devices which the police are routinely accessing and harvesting data from without a warrant now.
In one way you are right - Courts should retain the right to grant a search warrant. That’s not what the act prohibits. Read it again, the act “prohibits courts compelling access”
Perfectly right to pass a law that protects manufacturers making their products secure, and protect them from orders to break that security.
"...because courts have every right to order access to digital and other devices in the investigation of a crime. There is no God given right to prevent authorities from accessing the data nor should their be. If you're a crim the best advice is don't store any info. on any device and stay off of social media as you can easily be found when you post.
The courts have the *right* to interpret the law as written and no other rights. As for God there are no deities involved in law. At least, as far as most rational human beings are concerned, deities have little to no place in *law*. I mean, really, would you want any Aztec deity to have a place in determining your role as either the priest or the sacrifice during a drought?
This is another one of these bills introduced to bring everyone who is up for re-election this year to get on board knowing those senators who aren't up for re-election for another 2 and 4 years will vote against it... so they will keep their power.
...in short, it's a publicity stunt for politicians.
Let's get real, a government, no matter which country, isn't going to give up power it already has.
Good luck....when the proposed government backdoor is used....they might see this (which uses a very poor word replacement cipher):
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