'We Can't Be Complacent' About the Crypto Debate

"But Jennifer Granick, surveillance and cybersecurity counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, who has been involved in the encryption debate for many years, said any technical concessions could have cascading effects that would be felt for many years to come.

“One of the things we have to be very careful about, particularly given the fervor of the political debate, is not to trade away things or accept compromises we’re going to be sorry about later on,” Granick said during a talk at the Real World Crypto conference last week.

“I don’t think this is a problem of this administration. It is a battle that will be ongoing and unfortunately that’s one of the reasons why we need to be very careful about how we hold the line here. The Department of Justice will still be here caring about this stuff thirty-five years later and I’ll be retired. We need to expect that this will be a continuous ongoing battle.”"