Are Lawmakers Coming Around On Encryption?
Many legislators are still using terror attacks as an excuse to push an anti-encryption agenda.By Evan Thomas | March 23, 2016
U.S. lawmakers are using the Brussels attacks to condemn encryption.
In his statement on Brussels, Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said: "We do not know yet what role, if any, encrypted communications played in these attacks. But we can be sure that terrorists will continue to use what they perceive to be the most secure means to plot their attacks."
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said, "We must use all the tools at our disposal to fight back."