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French legislators want to compel companies to decrypt data, because terrorism

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    Legislators in France are trying to make the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation jealous of its French counterparts.

    The poor old FBI has to rely on a loosely drafted law two centuries old in its effort to compel Apple to help it unlock data held in a dead terrorist's smartphone.

    In France, refusing to hand over encrypted information in terrorism cases could lead to a fine of €350,000 (US$385,000) and five years in prison, under proposed legislation.

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