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.
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Ray Ozzie’s proposal for exceptional access has the virtue of being simple. But security can be subtle, and simple solutions often miss critical aspects. This one has.
Building on Sand Isn’t Stable: Correcting a Misunderstanding of the National Academies Report on Encryption
The National Academies’ report on “Decrypting the Encryption Debate” says some computer-security experts have ideas for implementing secure exceptional access to encrypted systems—but that’s a far cry from saying they’re “trying to build” them.
A framework to help advance the discussion of whether extraordinary access can be justified.
The government should frame encryption as a law enforcement issue, not a national security issue.
Revelations on the FBI’s Unlocking of the San Bernardino iPhone: Maybe the Future Isn't Going Dark After All
The FBI could have tried harder to open the San Bernardino phone before it resorted to the courts.
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.
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There is much to commend about a new report on “Encryption Policy in Democratic Regimes,” but the report also leaves a number of important things unsaid.