Congressman Lieu and Chairman Hurd send letter to FBI Director Comey

June 1, 2015
Blog Post

Today, Congressman Lieu and Chairman Will Hurd of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Technology sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey. Both Lieu and Hurd hold computer science degrees.

The letter expresses Lieu and Hurd’s disagreement with the FBI’s proposal to force private sector companies to create a “backdoor” that allows law enforcement to circumvent encryption technology.  In the letter, Lieu and Hurd also urge the FBI to find alternative ways of addressing the challenges posed by new technologies.