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InfoWorld: Justice department proposes system break-in rights

Aug 22, 1999, 02:56 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack McCarthy)

"The U.S. Justice Department plans to ask Congress for expanded powers to break into homes and offices to disable security programs of computers as part of investigations into criminal suspects..."

"The Justice Department will seek legislation that would allow law enforcement officials to secretly search computer records and install devices to override encryption programs..."

"The proposed legislation, called the Cyberspace Electronic Security Act, would target drug dealers, child pornographers, terrorists, and white-collar criminals..."

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