H.R. 4528: ENCRYPT Act of 2016


Feb 10, 2016


Referred to Committee on Feb 10, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 10, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Ted Lieu

Representative for California's 33rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 10, 2016
Length: 3 pages


1% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To preempt State data security vulnerability mandates and decryption requirements.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


ENCRYPT Act would prevent states from banning digital encryption

Encryption -- a process of encoding digital messages so third parties cannot access or read it -- has become one of the biggest topics in the news over the past few years. This month, Apple is refusing a court order to bypass encryption on the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. More people are ...

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Feb 10, 2016

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