NextGov: Among IT and cybersecurity professionals, it has long been understood that strong encryption practices are essential to mitigating risks posed by cyber criminals and protecting privacy rights against businesses and government entities. These same professionals also feel strongly about the need for more informed policymakers who can support legislation that maintains best practices. Professionals have often criticized policymakers of being far removed from technical understanding, resulting in ill-informed policy. The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act is no exception.
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