The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which is a non-profit Internet privacy advocacy group, has recently come forward against this new proposal for CALEA. A May 22nd statement by the EFF clearly states that such an act of forcing software designers to make backdoors would be dangerous. This new proposal also states that companies that fail or refuse to comply with the mandate would be fined or shut down entirely.
“In an age where the government claims to want to beef up Internet security, any backdoors into our communications makes our infrastructure weaker,” the EFF writes in part. “Backdoors also take away developers' right to innovate and users' right to protect their privacy and First Amendment-protected anonymity of speech with the technologies of their choice.”