""This bill is trying to convert your anger at Big Tech into law enforcement's long-desired dream of banning strong encryption," warns Riana Pfefferkorn, associate director of surveillance and cybersecurity at Stanford Law School. "The AG could single-handedly rewrite the 'best practices' to state that any provider that offers end-to-end encryption is categorically excluded from taking advantage of this safe-harbor option. Or he could simply refuse to certify a set of best practices that aren't sufficiently condemnatory of encryption. If the AG doesn't finalize a set of best practices, then this entire safe-harbor option just vanishes.""
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