Encryption

Publications

Reframing the Crypto Wars
Kathryn Waldron & Sofia Lesmes

Introduction

For the past several decades, policymakers, law enforcement, private companies, civil liberties advocates and cybersecurity specialists have been locked in a passionate yet seemingly…

What are the Crypto Wars?
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (June 21, 2021)—In June 2020 the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act was introduced, which could compel companies to assist governments by breaking their own encryption. This led some to…

, Axios
Axios Codebook – October 14, 2020
Jim Baker

From Axios:

Why it matters: It’s more international pressure on tech companies to put backdoors into their encrypted systems, even though experts, including the former FBI general counsel,…

Civil Society Coalition Condemns EARN IT Act for Threatening Free Expression, Encryption, and Child Abuse Prosecutions
Jeffrey Westling

From Center for Democracy & Technology:

Today, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) led a coalition of 26 civil society organizations in urging the United States Senate to reject…

, Coindesk
Cryptocurrencies Have ‘No Way’ to Comply With US Anti-Encryption Bills
Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin

From Coindesk:

“There’s no such thing as a backdoor just for good guys,” said Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin, a fellow focusing on children and technology at the R Street Institute, a policy think…

, Axios
Hong Kong’s plight shows why strong encryption matters
Jim Baker

From Axios:

“It is time for governmental authorities — including law enforcement — to embrace encryption because it is one of the few mechanisms that the United States and its allies can use…

, Axios
1 big thing: New bill stokes long-running encryption fight
Jim Baker

From Axios:

“It is time for governmental authorities — including law enforcement — to embrace encryption because it is one of the few mechanisms that the United States and its allies can use…

, The Washington Post
The Cybersecurity 202: Barr ramps up encryption war with Apple over Pensacola shooter’s phone
Paul Rosenzweig

From The Washington Post:

The Tech, Law and Security program at the American University Washington Collect of Law and R Street Institute will host a virtual discussion on the challenge of…

Video: Out of the Political Trenches: Next Steps for Encryption Policy
Jim Baker

From The Center for Internet and Society:

The decades-old debate between governments and key tech companies over encryption has flared up again. From Australia to the U.S. Congress, encryption…

Event Summary: EARN IT Act and Its Broader Implications for Encryption and Cybersecurity
Corinne Day & Jim Baker

On Tuesday, April 28, the R Street Institute hosted a discussion between Michael Chertoff, former secretary of Homeland Security, and Jim Baker, former general counsel of the FBI and R Street…

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