Summary: H.R.6044 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.6044. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/07/2018)

Ensuring National Constitutional Rights for Your Private Telecommunications Act of 2018 or the ENCRYPT Act of 2018

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.