Rule 41 What she suggests and why I need to care

Rule 41: Last week, US Senator Ron Wyden took the floor in the Senate to explain why the Stopping Mass Hacking Act should be passed.

The bill, made up of a few phrases, aims to prevent the acceptance of the amendments that come with Article 41 (Rule 41) of criminal procedure approved by the United States Supreme Court earlier this year.Rule 41

What is the 41 article, and what changes are we talking about?

Article 41 of the US Criminal Procedure Code sets out, inter alia, what the judges can and can not do to provide warrants for searches and seizures on the Internet.

"Currently, Article 41 only allows federal judges to issue inquiries for investigations only in the district where each judge is located," she said. EFF.

"The new Article 41 could, for the first time, authorize judges to issue warrants when technological means, such as Tor or virtual private networks (VPNs), conceal the location of a computer. Under these circumstances, warrants will be issued for remote access, retrieval, seizure, or even copying of data from computers, which can be located anywhere in the world. "

In addition, the law could also give "a judge the power to issue single warrants that would give jurisdiction to investigate many, possibly thousands or millions of devices," the senator said. Wyden.

Changes to Rule 41 will take effect from 1 in December of 2016, unless of course Congress does something to stop it.

Who is against the changes?

The proposed changes contradict those advocated by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Tor project, Privacy International, security researchers, and some US inter-party senators. Of course there are many others who are also reacting at the moment, a campaign is being launched to mobilize public opinion to press the Congress.

Wyden and security researchers such as Matt Blaze and Susan Landau were among the first to oppose Wired, citing their concerns about the upcoming changes.

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