This week, the battle between the FBI and Apple in a California court spilled into the broader public debate on encryption and lawful access. As James Comey went on Lawfare and Apple CEO Tim Cook went on ABC News, the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington hosted Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) at an event calling for new legislation that would create address the issue head on through a national commission tasked with developing viable recommendations on how to balance competing digital security priorities. Under their formulation, the commission would bring together experts who understand the complexity of both the security and technological aspects of the challenge.
Following the conversation with Congressman McCaul and Senator Warner, Chris Inglis, Jim Lewis, Susan Hennessey, and Michael German discussed the merits of the proposal, how it can be more than just another Washington commission, and what the likely outcome would be.
David Perera of Politico moderated the event.