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Make it unlawful for state actors to create and/or sponsor backdoors.

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In the past few years, federal organizations such as the FBI, CIA, and NSA have attempted to abuse their authority by requesting various commercial organizations, such as Apple and Yahoo, to give them a backdoor into secure systems that contain the private data of users worldwide.

According to the Fourth Amendment, "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." This means that no organizations, neither local, federal, nor international, have the right to obtain an American's private information unless they have been given cause to do so on a case-by-case basis. No American's privacy may be breached at any point in time in any way unless a warrant has been issued for a specific case.

Backdoors are not only unconstitutional, they also make it easier for criminal elements to steal citizens' data. The most popular type of backdoor is a rootkit that gives administrative access to an entire system, access that even the owners of the system might not have (as is the case with Apple). If this access is compromised by criminal elements, it will be the fault of the users of that access, even and especially if those users are state actors.

We, the People of the United States of America, request that a federal law be implemented which directly specifies that state actors are forbidden from creating, sponsoring, and/or making use of backdoors, and they are only allowed to violate a person's digital privacy when given the warrant to do so on an individual case.

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Nov 16th, 2016
Someone from Ridgewood, NY writes:
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Make it unlawful for state actors to create and/or sponsor backdoors.
Oct 15th, 2016
Someone from Bonifay, FL writes:
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Many thanks to everyone that signs this petition. It is not only my desire to protect the privacy of all individuals, but to also keep government agencies from implementing systems that could be easily compromised and therefore get those agencies in trouble. By forbidding state actors from using backdoors, unnecessary international political problems would also be avoided, ensuring peaceful relations. I hope that the federal government will see things the same way.
Oct 15th, 2016
Calan K. from Bonifay, FL writes:
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Many thanks to everyone that signs this petition. It is not only my desire to protect the privacy of all individuals, but to also keep government agencies from implementing systems that could be easily compromised and therefore get those agencies in trouble. By forbidding state actors from using backdoors, unnecessary international political problems would also be avoided, ensuring peaceful relations. I hope that the federal government will see things the same way.