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Widespread availability of advanced encryption technology has improved security for consumers and businesses. But as digital products and services have become more secure, some in the law enforcement and intelligence communities have voiced concerns that encryption inhibits their ability to prevent terrorism and prosecute crimes. For example, the Department of Justice is exploring a potential legal mandate requiring companies to design their technologies to allow law enforcement to access consumer data during criminal investigations. Read more about Protecting the Freedom to Encrypt
Cryptography Fellow Riana Pfefferkorn will be speaking at the 2018 InfoSec Southwest.
Encryption shields private information from malicious eavesdroppers. After years of slow adoption, encryption is finally becoming widespread in consumer-oriented electronic devices and communications services. Consumer-oriented encryption software is now more user-friendly, and much of it turns on encryption by default. These advances enhance privacy and security for millions of people. Read more about Side-Channel Cryptanalysis and the Fourth Amendment
Video of the lecture is available here.
Cryptography Fellow Riana Pfefferkorn gave a lecture titled "The American debate on surveillance and encryption". Read more about First International Congress on Fundamental Rights and Criminal Process in the Digital Era
Our personal lives — whether communications, purchases, photos, or merely physical or virtual sites visited — are being recorded and, in the process, becoming potentially less private. What is the current state of digital surveillance? Read more about Privacy, Security & Power: The State of Digital Surveillance
Join Mozilla and Stanford Center for Internet and Society for the third installment in a series of conversations about government hacking. Information from our first two events is available online: discussing the vulnerabilities disclosure process and recent changes to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41. Read more about Government Hacking: Assessing and Mitigating the Security Risk
What kind of surveillance assistance can the U.S. government force companies to provide? This issue has entered the public consciousness due to the FBI's demand in February that Apple write software to help it access the San Bernardino shooter's encrypted iPhone. Technical assistance orders can go beyond the usual government requests for user data, requiring a company to actively participate in the government's monitoring of the targeted user(s). Read more about When the Cops Come A-Knocking: Handling Technical Assistance Demands from Law Enforcement
Today, the debate over encryption is making headlines in nations around the world. Together, we’re working toward solutions at Crypto Summit 2.0.
The first Crypto Summit, held in July 2015 in Washington, D.C., brought together technologists, lawyers, and policy professionals from different sectors. Since then leading experts have considered proposals that would legislate the future of encryption — and the future of privacy and security online. Read more about Crypto Summit 2.0: The weight of security: measuring the benefits of robust encryption
Event is free and open to the public.
Salil Shetty, Secretary General, Amnesty International
Moderated by Jennifer Granick, Director of Civil Liberties, Center for Internet and Society Read more about Companies, Consumers & The State: Defining Private Industry's Obligation to Protect Privacy