Fred H. Cate

Fred H. Cate is a Distinguished Professor and the C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at the Mauer School of Law at Indiana University.

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NAS Report: A New Light in the Debate over Government Access to Encrypted Content

The encryption debate dates back to Clinton administration proposals for the “clipper chip” and mandatory deposit of decryption keys. But that debate reached new prominence in connection with the FBI’s efforts to compel Apple to decrypt the phone of a dead terrorist in the San Bernardino case.