#BHUSA Build Backdoors and Government Will Use Them

"In a session at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, Stanford Center for Internet and Society director of Civil Liberties Jennifer Granick and Cryptography Fellow Riana Pfefferkorn, acknowledged that there is more information about us than ever before, with sensors both on and offline. All encryption is doing, they said, is removing a fraction of law enforcement.

Focusing heavily on the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), Granick and Pfefferkorn pointed out that regulated entities do not have to decrypt, and no one is obligated to build in decryption capabilities.

Focusing on the FBI vs Apple legal case from earlier this year, Pfefferkorn called this an “aggressive demand” by the FBI, as it required custom software that would undo the security of the device."