So just recently there was the setback with the privacy shield, and now I was reading about another disturbing news.
As per Mozilla.
" The EARN IT Act was introduced in early March and in the weeks leading up to a committee vote, dozens of organizations, including Mozilla, spoke out against it. At the last moment, Graham amended it so that it empowers state lawmakers to write new rules – essentially giving 50 different states the power to regulate the internet. That version of the bill passed out of committee unanimously and will soon be before the full Senate for a vote.
Emboldened, Graham is now working to advance another bill he has introduced: the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act of 2020 (LAED Act). As the name suggests, LAED would create an encryption backdoor by mandating that platforms, operating systems, apps, and even hardware be designed with the ability to decrypt data and provide it to the government. That would mean that virtually every tech company would need to completely overhaul much of their infrastructure and products to be LESS secure .
But building a backdoor for the government will only make us all more vulnerable to attack. By undermining encryption in the name of law enforcement, our government would be weakening security for everyone. It’s an egregious attack on encryption."
What’s your take on this?