Burr-Feinstein (Anti-Crypto) Draft Legislation (updated June 7, 2016)

The Latest:

Security Win: Burr-Feinstein Proposal Declared ‘Dead’ for This Year (May 27, 2016) – EFF

Push For Encryption Law Falters Despite Apple Case Spotlight (May 27, 2016) – Reuters

Draft Bill: Text of the “The Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016” (April 13, 2016)

Press Release by Burr and Feinstein (April 13, 2016)

Interesting Graphic on the Scope of the Bill: The Incredible Breadth of Feinstein-Burr (LawFare)

News Reports:

Senators Introduce Legislation to Compel Tech Companies to Submit Data to the Government (April 13, 2016) – Washington Post

Senate Intel Panel Releases Official Encryption Bill Draft (April 13, 2016) and Intel Chair: Encryption Bill Won’t Specify Noncompliance Penalties (April 12, 2016) – The Hill

Tech Industry and other Reaction:

Internet Association (IA) Statement on the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016 (April 11, 2016)

Bill That Would Ban End-to-End Encryption Savaged by Critics (April 8, 2016) – The Intercept

White House Declines to Support Encryption Legislation (April 7, 2016) – Reuters

Rep. Issa Says Senate Encryption Bill Is Flawed and Technically-Naive (April 8, 2016)

Analysis and Commentary:

Encryption Legislation: Critics Blinded by Outrage are Blinded to the Lessons (April 21, 2016) – Susan Hennessey at LawFare

Here’s What the Burr-Feinstein Anti-Crypto Bill Gets Wrong (April 15, 2016) – Riana Pfefferkorn in JustSecurity

Dumb, Delusional Senate Encryption Bill – Or Clever (April 17, 2016) – Jean-Louis Gassée in his MondayNote

The Burr-Feinstein Encryption Bill Is Probably D.O.A. (April 14, 2016) – FastCompany

Anti-Crypto Bill Continues to Miss the Point (April 14, 2016) – CDT

What If Feinstein-Burr Passes? – Paul Rosenzweig in LawFare


California Phone Decryption Bill Defeated (April 12, 2016) – Sacramento Bee

Encryption Legislation Advances in France (April 14, 2016) – Daniel Severson in LawFare

F.B.I. Tells Panel It Needs Hackers to Keep Up With Tech Companies (April 19, 2016) – New York Times

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