Decoding the Encryption Dilemma: A Conversation on Backdoors, Going Dark, and Cybersecurity

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW, Suite 610A
Washington, DC 20005

As a steady stream of advancements in encryption have made products and services more secure for consumers and businesses, some members of the law enforcement and intelligence community have grown concerned that these innovations will inhibit their ability to prevent terrorism and prosecute crimes. While these advancements will undoubtedly impact how the government fights crime and terrorism, attempts to limit encryption are impractical, create new cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and make it more difficult for U.S. companies to compete abroad. 

At this event, ITIF will discuss a new report that analyzes the current proposals put forth to address the “going dark” problem. Following a presentation on the report, panelists will offer their reactions and discuss how policymakers can harness the benefits of encryption and put in place policies that both encourage advances in cryptography and protect the rule of law.

03/31/2016 09:0003/31/2016 10:30America/New_YorkITIF Event: Decoding the Encryption Dilemma: A Conversation on Backdoors, Going Dark, and CybersecurityInformation Technology and Innovation Foundation, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 610A, Washington, DC 20005More information:
David Bitkower
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division
Department of Justice
Chris Calabrese
Vice President, Policy
Center for Democracy & Technology
Daniel Castro
Vice President, ITIF, and Director, Center for Data Innovation
Ryan Hagemann
Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Analyst
Niskanen Center
Bruce J. Heiman
Practice Area Leader — Policy / Regulatory
K&L Gates
Jules Polonetsky
Executive Director and Co-Chair
Future of Privacy Forum
Morgan Reed
Executive Director
ACT | The App Association