Clinton endorses Warner-McCaul encryption commission

Clinton endorses Warner-McCaul encryption commission
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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWoman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Trump: CNN, MSNBC 'got scammed' into covering Russian-organized rally Pennsylvania Democrats set to win big with new district map MORE is endorsing a compromise measure on encryption from Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerLawmakers worry about rise of fake video technology Mueller indictment reveals sophisticated Russian manipulation effort GOP cautious, Dems strident in reaction to new indictments MORE (D-Va.) and House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas).

The support came as part of a broad tech policy position released by the Clinton campaign Tuesday.

“Hillary rejects the false choice between privacy interests and keeping Americans safe,” her campaign said.

Warner and McCaul’s offering would establish a national commission to study the contentious problem of how law enforcement can gain access to locked communications during investigations without hampering the privacy and security of lawful tech users.

“This commission will work with the technology and public safety communities to address the needs of law enforcement, protect the privacy and security of all Americans that use technology, assess how innovation might point to new policy approaches, and advance our larger national security and global competitiveness interests,” the Clinton campaign said.

Clinton went slightly further than the Obama administration, which is thought to have a favorable view of the legislation but has not formally endorsed it.

The position puts her at odds with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE, who has suggested that users should boycott Apple — famous for refusing to help investigators unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino, Calif., shooters, citing security and privacy concerns. 

Warner and McCaul are competing with a cornucopia of proposals tackling encryption, including a nonlegislative working group established by the House Judiciary and Energy and Commerce committees, which both claim jurisdiction over the issue.

A separate proposal, from Sens. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrOvernight Finance: Senate rejects Trump immigration plan | U.S. Bancorp to pay 0M in fines for lacking money laundering protections | Cryptocurrency market overcharges users | Prudential fights to loosen oversight Senators introduce bill to help businesses with trade complaints Our intelligence chiefs just want to tell the truth about national security MORE (R-N.C.) and Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinLawmakers feel pressure on guns Feinstein: Trump must urge GOP to pass bump stock ban Florida lawmakers reject motion to consider bill that would ban assault rifles MORE (D-Calif.), would require companies to provide “technical assistance” to investigators seeking access to locked data.