Last week, a report published by the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee and the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has made it crystal clear that the US government considers encryption backdoors as a threat to its "national interests."
The report, compiled by a special assembly of experts known as the Encryption Working Group, has been working on this topic for nearly a year, ever since the whole FBiOS scandal, when the FBI tried to force Apple to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone.
During the legal battle that ensued following the FBI's request, US officials floated the idea of creating backdoors in the encryption systems deployed by US technology companies, to which only law enforcement agencies would have access.
Following numerous meetings that took place in the past year under the Encryption Working Group's supervision, the report highlights a clear position on behalf of US lawmakers.
The report also goes to conclude that weakening encryption causes damage than good and that there's no "one-size-fits-all" solution for supporting an encryption backdoor, mainly due to the varied technologies that make encryption tick and the numerous stakeholders and third parties that rely on its integrity.