French lawmakers are one step closer to making it illegal to sell encrypted devices without backdoor today. The legislation introduced by French opposition party the Republicans has made it out of France’s lower chamber of Parliament still has to clear the lower house before it can be reviewed by the Senate. The lower of chamber of parliament cleared the bill on first reading by 474 votes to 32.
Remember earlier this year when France’s deputy minister for digital affairs Accel Lamere said that her government had no interest in requiring backdoors into encryption. Well a proposed amendment to a proposed law could see Apple facing fines of €1 million if it fails to introduce backdoors into it’s devices.