Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she wants to impose a ban on encryption on all the internet.
She is also asking Congress to pass legislation that would ban the use of encryption.
“We need to be able to protect our country and our citizens from this kind of attack,” she said in an interview on “Meet the Press.”
“We have to stop it.”
Clinton is a former secretary of state and senator from New York, and her campaign released a statement Friday that said she believes encryption is “the last line of defense” against an attack.
The campaign’s statement said the use and abuse of encryption poses “serious threats to our security.”
Clinton said in the interview that she has a strong sense of how important encryption is to national security, and has advocated for strong encryption in the past.
“I think encryption is the last line in the fight against a lot of the bad guys and a lot to the good guys,” she told CBS’s Face the Nation.
“But it’s certainly a tool, as a matter of fact, that has to be used, and I think we’ve got to be using it.””
But it’s certainly a tool, as a matter of fact, that has to be used, and I think we’ve got to be using it.”