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Does Virtru have an obligation to design its systems to facilitate lawful government surveillance?

No, because the law that requires this for telecommunications providers does not apply to us.

The Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) currently requires telecommunications providers to engineer their systems to facilitate lawful surveillance orders from the government. Virtru is not a telecommunications provider and does not have any obligations under CALEA.

Virtru will vigorously resist any proposed legislation to mandate that security providers engineer their systems to facilitate government surveillance. Virtru believes that it is a mistake to require security companies to build in backdoors or other methods to facilitate government surveillance, because such requirements could compromise security.

No, Virtru does not have an obligation to design its systems to facilitate lawful government surveillance because the law that requires this for telecommunications providers does not apply to us.