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White House declines to support encryption legislation: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is declining to public support for a long-awaited legislation that federal judges clearer authority to techn...

 

White House declines to support encryption legislation: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is declining to public support for a long-awaited legislation that federal judges clearer authority to technology companies like Apple recommends that you offer to help law enforcement crack encrypted data indicate, it is known according to sources bookings.

refusing the Obama’s to either endorse or oppose legislation by Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, the Republican chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, stems in part from continuing disagreement respectively under various federal agencies on encryption, the sources said.

These sections persist despite statements by President Barack Obama last month, indicating that he supports the efforts of the Ministry of Justice to ensure encrypted devices can be accessed legally. He did not comment on the case to force Apple to break into an iPhone is used by one of the gunmen in the massacre December at San Bernardino, California.

The DJ dropped its legal action against Apple last week said that it found a way to hack into the phone. The case has prompted new calls for a legislative solution to the encryption debate.

Burr will be set as soon as the legislation is expected over this week for vowing to do this for a few months. Although the White House, the text presented feedback and revise, are expected to provide a minimal public input, if applicable, the sources said.

The non-reference attitude reflects a political analysis that any encryption bill would be controversial and is unlikely to go far in a blocked Congress said during an election year, sources said.

A White House National Security Council spokesman did not immediately comment, but refer to rulings White House press secretary Josh Earnest’s encryption laws. Last month, Earnest said the government is “skeptical” of power legislators’ on the encryption debate given their problems in the approach to solving “simple things.”

Burr’s proposal spells out how companies must give access to data or the conditions under which they may be ordered to help, according to sources familiar with the text. It is not to make specific penalties for non-compliance.

The White House has gone from pursuing legislation supported last year that requires US technology companies to provide a “back door” access encrypted data.

But the desire for encryption legislation among some intelligence and law enforcement gained new life after the Islamic militant attacks in San Bernardino and Paris late last year.

Obama, speaking at the South by Southwest entertainment festival in Austin, Texas, last month, has warned against “fetishizing our phones” and said nothing to the law to address the encryption challenges “can not answered it right. “Obama has however warned against Congress making any steps that will be” sloppy and rushed. “

Apple and others to help call on Congress to find a solution to the problem of criminals and terrorists using encryption to avoid supervision. A separate proposal for a national encryption committee to proceed form further study is not expected to ordain this year

(Reporting by Mark Hose Ball and Dustin Volz; Editing by Jonathan Weber and Sandra Maler).

White House appoints two leaders of new cybersecurity commission

 

White House appoints two leaders of new cybersecurity commission

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon and former IBM chief executive Sam Palmisano, the Commission will lead to the improvement of the National Cyber, the White House yesterday

President Barack Obama, . which earlier this month announced the creation of the commission, met with both Donilon and Palmisano will later on Wednesday, a spokesman for the White House, Josh Earnest told reporters.

(Reporting by Megan Cassella)