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The only argument I know of that might work on lawmakers is that mandating backdoors to end-to-end encryption puts your own high-tech industrial secrets at high risk from nation-state adversaries. It puts a huge target on that backdoor with very high payoff if you manage to compromise it, provides for very high rewards for any insider who can be bribed into leaking information enabling the use of the backdoor, or huge risk for the family of any insider who could be coerced into leaking such information.

Yes, very much yes.

Your comment has now been enshrined in my encryption web page. [1] Thank you.

[1]: https://everyoneneedsencryption.gavinhoward.com/#encryption-...

ironically this rhetoric might be what pushes officials to use proper self hosted end to end communication channels.

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