Keith I Myers – 2016-02-10 11:52:46-0500 – Updated: 2016-02-10 11:52:46-0500Originally shared by Adam OutlerThe ENCRYPT Act does not go far enough and should not be supported
When a law is passed in the right direction, everyone cheers and goes about their daily lives believing the problem is solved. There are two major issues with the attached ENCRYPT Act,
1. A State or political subdivision of a State may not mandate or request that a manufacturer
This statement uses the word MAY. This is weak wording and is akin to “should not”. The proper word is SHALL. If they “may” not do something, they “may” just as well do it.
2. The definition of a state does not include the US as a whole. It includes Washington DC, but it does not include government services such as the NSA or miliarty.