The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School is a leader in the study of the law and policy around the Internet and other emerging technologies.
Cybersecurity practices can now affect not only our data privacy, but also our personal safety and our democracy itself. CIS scholars combine technical knowledge with legal and policy expertise to apply interdisciplinary assessments of cybersecurity issues to real-world problems.
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During this session two teams on opposite sides of the issue will debate the following motion.
Resolved: the government should require ISPs and apps to enable lawful access to data in transit that is protected by end-to-end encryption. Read more about Policy Debate on the Encrypted Internet and Lawful Access
Encryption is crucial for protecting personal communications and keeping American businesses secure. However, for more than two decades, encryption advocates have been at odds with law enforcement, who argue the technology undermines their ability to investigate crimes. This perspective has gained currency on Capitol Hill, with Congress set to consider legislation that would compel companies to facilitate access to encrypted data for law enforcement—effectively banning the use of end-to-end encryption. Read more about The Problem With Banning End-to-End Encryption