In response to questions posed by Sen. Ron Wyden, the US government said that it can legally ask a tech company to build an encryption backdoor, or compel it using the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) if it refuses. Wyden had previously introduced a bipartisan bill that requires the government to get approval from the FISC for such assistance.

The remarks were made public last weekend, just a few weeks before the section 702 of the FISA is set to expire. The government has long been criticized for conducting surveillance under the broad approvals of the FISC.  


Source: ZDNet

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