Law enforcement authorities complain encryption makes it impossible for them to decipher the communications of criminals and terrorists, so they argue tech companies offering encrypted products and services should provide a way for government to access encrypted information when they need it. Tech companies, backed by many in civil society, counter that encryption is a powerful tool for privacy and security, and weakening it would create far more problems than it would solve.
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December 19, 2014
Alan McQuinn writes in The Hill that the Secure Data Act could help law enforcement stop cybercrime.
October 31, 2014
The Obama administration has missed an opportunity to jump-start adoption of contactless payment systems.
February 25, 2014
Daniel Castro will speak about the NSA’s impact on the economy, information security, and Internet freedom at a New America Foundation event.
December 16, 2013
ITIF will host a panel discussion on the technological and legal aspects of the battle against spam.
October 4, 2013
The Court’s ruling imperils standard practices in the IT industry and is based on incorrect factual assumptions about Wi-Fi technology.
October 1, 2013
Panelists will explore the impact of allegations that the NSA has deliberately introduced vulnerabilities in cryptographic protocols.
September 17, 2013
Daniel Castro spoke about security, freedom, and privacy at a panel discussion hosted by the Knight Foundation.
September 11, 2013
The policy of the U.S. government should be to strengthen, not weaken, online security.
August 23, 2013
The post-PRISM push for voluntary collection of personal data by the private sector has the potential to disrupt economic and social benefits of the data-driven economy as well as harm real reform in government.
August 5, 2013
The U.S. cloud computing industry could lose $22 to $35 billion over the next three years due to PRISM.