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ACLU – FBI is Wrong, Law Enforcement can do its Job While Respecting Americans’ Privacy Rights.

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FBI Director James Comey believes the growing use of encryption technologies on mobile devices could hinder law enforcement.

Laura W. Murphy, of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), made this comment:

>“Director Comey is wrong in asserting that law enforcement cannot do its job while respecting Americans’ privacy rights. In fact, federal law explicitly protects the right of companies to add encryption with no backdoors. Whether the FBI calls it a front door or a backdoor, any effort by the FBI to weaken encryption leaves our highly personal information and our business information vulnerable to hacking by foreign governments and criminals. We applaud tech leaders like Apple and Google that are unwilling to weaken security for everyone to allow the government yet another tool in its already vast surveillance arsenal. We hope that others in the tech industry follow their lead and realize that customers put a high value on privacy, security and free speech.”

[SOURCE](https://www.aclu.org/technology-and-liberty/aclu-comment-fbi-director-comeys-encryption-speech)

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