Law enforcement and intelligence officials will get six of the 16 seats on the commission, giving them out-sized power in making recommendations to Congress, said Mark Jaycox, who handles civil liberties issues for EFF. Only two of the panel's members would come from privacy groups.

"We know, definitely, where they (law enforcement) all are — they want to weaken encryption," Jaycox said. "And that's going to make your information — your health records, your credit card numbers, your identity — less secure and more vulnerable to criminals."

Friday, March 11, 2016
USA Today