Hillary on encryption: 'Maybe the back door isn't the right door'


Hillary Clinton took a nuanced stance on encryption during the third Democratic presidential debate Saturday evening, saying it created problems for law enforcement but that "back doors" came with their own concerns.

"I would not want to go to that point," Clinton responded when asked if she would seek legislation to weaken encryption. However, she said, "It doesn't do anybody any good if terrorists can move toward encrypted communication that no law enforcement agency can break into.

"I don't know enough about the technology," Clinton added, "but I've got enough confidence in our tech experts, and maybe the back door is the wrong door. I understand what Apple and others are saying about that."

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