“White House Sued for Allegedly Using Encryption Apps” -Daily Beast

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Summary: ” The Presidential Records Act mandates the preservation of internal communications in the White House, and vice president’s office. An ethics watchdog group claims in a new lawsuit that White House staff are illegally hiding internal communications from public view through the utilize of encrypted messaging apps. Those apps automatically delete past messages, which would prevent them from being archived by the government as required by law, CREW said. The complaint claims, citing news reports, that West Wing officials utilize encrypted messaging apps such as Signal to communicate internally. White House press secretary Sean Spicer has indeed attempted to limit the utilize of encrypted messaging apps by White House staffers.Spicer “explicitly warned staffers that using texting apps” that automatically delete messages “was a violation of the Presidential Records Act, according to multiple sources in the room,” Politico reported in February. “Reports that Trump administration officials are disregarding this [archiving] requirement—either by not following private email protocol, or by using encrypted messaging apps that prevent any kind of preservation—raise serious concerns that presidential past records are at risk,” said  Tom Blanton, director of George Washington University’s National Security Archive, who joined CREW as a plaintiff.”

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