BIPLA Presents Riana Pfefferkorn: "Apple vs. the FBI: Where Does It Come From? What Is It? Where Is It Going?"
Monday March 7th
12:45pm-1:45pm - 170 Boalt Hall
Lunch will be served
Riana will discuss the pending court dispute between Apple and the FBI over a San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, and situate it within the ongoing tension between law enforcement and strong encryption. She will compare this round of the "crypto wars" to the previous round in the 1990s and discuss what the debate means for product design going forward.
Riana Pfefferkorn is the Cryptography Fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. Her work focuses on investigating and analyzing the U.S. government’s policy and practices for forcing decryption and/or influencing crypto-related design of online platforms and services, devices, and products, both via technical means and through the courts and legislatures. Riana also researches the benefits and detriments of strong encryption on free expression, political engagement, economic development, and other public interests. Prior to joining Stanford, Riana was an associate in the Internet Strategy & Litigation group at the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she worked on litigation and counseling matters involving online privacy, Internet intermediary liability, consumer protection, copyright, trademark, and trade secrets.
The Berkeley Information Privacy Law Association (BIPLA) is a student group funded by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT).