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H.R. 4528: ENCRYPT Act of 2016

Title: ENCRYPT Act of 2016

Introduced: Feb 10, 2016 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Summary: Ensuring National Constitutional Rights for Your Private Telecommunications Act of 2016 or the ENCRYPT Act of 2016 This bill prohibits a state from requiring a manufacturer, developer, seller, or provider of a technology product or service to: (1) alter the security functions of its product or service to allow a government agency to conduct a physical search or user surveillance, or (2) use its product or service to decrypt encrypted information. A technology product or service includes a commercial computer product, electronic device, or online service that is publicly available. Additionally, it bars a state from prohibiting the manufacture, sale or lease, or provision of a technology product or service because it uses encryption or similar security functions.

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