Notes from the Electronic Cottage 4/21/16

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

The recently introduced “Compliance with Court Orders Act” in the US Senate appears to try to address the question of when and how private technologies companies should be made to aid the government in getting access to encrypted information. Unfortunately, as one encryption expert put it after reviewing the bill, “This is the most braindead piece of legislation I’ve ever seen.” It seems technological expertise does not run high in the US Congress, a real problem in the the highly technological digital age we live in.