America’s major technology giants like Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon among many other tech companies have expressed deep concern over a controversial US bill that would require smartphone makers to decrypt data on demand. Facebook, Netflix, eBay, and Dropbox have too expressed deep concerns over the bill. Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting card
The letter addressed to the bill’s sponsors, Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein signed by four industry groups: Reform Government Surveillance, the Computer and Communications Industry Association, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition, and the Entertainment Software Association states that the draft of the bill would lead to unintended consequences, The Verge reports. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
“Any mandatory decryption requirement, such as that included in the discussion draft of the bill that you authored, will to lead to unintended consequences. The effect of such a requirement will force companies to prioritize government access over other considerations, including digital security,” the letter reads.