This bill would block state and local encryption laws in order to allow a federal encryption tech policy to be developed and implemented nationwide.
The policy would cover any computer hardware, computer software, electronic device, or online service that is available to the public and is used or travels during the course of interstate commerce. Think products (phones, computers, email servers etc.) made by companies like Apple and Google.
Specifically, state and local governments would be barred from requiring these manufacturers, developers, sellers, and providers to allow government surveillance or searches of their products.
State and local governments would be banned from requiring businesses to have the ability to decrypt information encrypted by their products or services. State and local authorities also couldn't prohibit the sale of encrypted products in their jurisdiction.
While this bill has a lot to say about what state and local governments can and cannot do, it does not set a standard for federal regulations on encrypted products and their manufacturers.