The EastWest Institute’s Global Cooperation in Cyberspace program anticipates future security risks, defines the outlines of potential conflict and brings together the people who can do something about it.
An invitation-only event, the seventh cyber summit, organized in partnership with the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, will bring together policymakers, business leaders and technical experts to discuss the most pressing issues in international cyberspace, including securing the Internet of Things, balancing encryption and lawful access to data, developing norms of behavior, improving the security of information and communications technology (ICT) and strengthening the resilience of critical infrastructure.
Cryptography Fellow, Riana Pfefferkorn will be a speaker.
Ubiquitous Encryption and Lawful Government Access
Workshop IV: Government Hacking: Law, Policy, and the Future
Government hacking is one proposed alternative to mandating exceptional access for law enforcement. In the United States, law enforcement has used exploits to investigate suspects for over a decade, most recently in the "Playpen" cases. However, regulation of this law enforcement technique is slow to catch up to practice. Recent changes to federal criminal procedure rules now expressly authorize the issuance of a "warrant to hack" in certain circumstances. This workshop reviews the present state of the law and explores technical and policy debates with regard to government hacking and discusses the feasibility of government hacking as a middle ground solution to the encryption debate.
Chair: Riana Pfefferkorn, Cryptography Fellow, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford University
Nate Cardozo, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Ahmed Ghappour, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, Hastings College of Law
Kenn Kern, Chief of Staff, Investigation Division and Special Assistant, International Relations, New York County District Attorney's Office
Urmika Shah, Product and Data Counsel, Mozilla
Nicholas Weaver, Senior Researcher, Networking and Security, International Computer Science Institute, University of California, Berkeley
Rapporteur: Jonah Force Hill, Internet Policy Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce