With a trio of bills, Sen. Josh Hawley proposes to fundamentally change how the government regulates Silicon Valley—and offers a glimpse into the future of tech policy.
Alan Z. Rozenshtein is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. Previously, he taught law at the Georgetown University Law Center and served as an Attorney Advisor with the Office of Law and Policy in the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School.
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Encrypting Facebook’s services won’t fix the privacy problems that have gotten the company in trouble in recent years.
The Supreme Court was wrong to assume in Carpenter that the government needed a warrant to get the data in question.
A review of Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, “How Democracies Die” (Crown, 2018).
Policymakers could make progress on the problem of law-enforcement access to encrypted data with more research and a better relationship between the government and the tech community. Congress can help on both fronts.
The government should frame encryption as a law enforcement issue, not a national security issue.
After years of stalemate, high-level experts in the information-security community have started trying to build secure systems to allow law enforcement access to encrypted data.