State-led Interference in Encrypted Systems: A Public Debate on Different Policy Approaches

"Ms Riana Pfefferkorn, Fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society in the USA, argued that while governments suggest companies should live up to their responsibilities, it remains unclear what exactly these responsibilities are. Internet companies have responsibilities towards Internet users as well as to law enforcement. For Pfefferkorn, the debate on weakening encryption is over, since the technology is out there for anyone. The conversation should shift to addressing encryption workarounds, such as lawful hacking, vulnerabilities and the use of metadata."