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Top senator: Encryption bill may “do more harm than good”

Top senator: Encryption bill may “do more harm than good”

Legislating encryption standards might “do more harm than good” in the fight against terrorism, Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said on Thursday. In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., lawmakers have been debating whether to move a bill that would force U.S. companies to decrypt data for law enforcement. “Is it really going to solve any problems if we force our companies to do something here in the U.S.?” Johnson asked…

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