Just last week we told you that the White House had finally taken a stance on the issue over encryption and privacy. And at the time, it looked like the government was taking the side of consumers.
But things have changed. A draft of the proposed legislation was leaked this past week, and it looks like lawmakers have a different agenda in mind. Although it's labeled as a "discussion draft" the proposed legislation would force companies to help government officials decrypt messages or access data on devices if served with a court order.
The legislation seems to have stemmed from the recent (and very public) fiasco between the FBI and Apple, where a court order was issued demanding that Apple create new code to override the iPhone's built-in security features.
The debate between the FBI and Apple was initiated because the FBI was trying to access information on suspected terrorist Syed Farook's iPhone. Farook was one of the shooters involved in the December attack that took place in San Bernardino, California.