H.R.4528 - ENCRYPT Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] (Introduced 02/10/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||02/29/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4528 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/10/2016)
Ensuring National Constitutional Rights for Your Private Telecommunications Act of 2016 or the ENCRYPT Act of 2016
This bill prohibits a state from requiring a manufacturer, developer, seller, or provider of a technology product or service to: (1) alter the security functions of its product or service to allow a government agency to conduct a physical search or user surveillance, or (2) use its product or service to decrypt encrypted information.
A technology product or service includes a commercial computer product, electronic device, or online service that is publicly available.
Additionally, it bars a state from prohibiting the manufacture, sale or lease, or provision of a technology product or service because it uses encryption or similar security functions.