The Encryption Compendium

The encryption literature database

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Encryption provides security and ensures user privacy on the internet. However, encryption can also complicate law enforcement's job, making it difficult to investigate cybercrimes or obtain intelligence on issues related to national security. This frames the encryption policy debate as being user privacy set against national security. Often these debates lack input from different resources, and they happen over and over again with the same debate points being applied to an evolving technological landscape.

Our mission is to serve as central hub for policy makers, law practitioners, and the general public to understand the encryption debate. We have put together a comprehensive collection of research relating to the main themes of the encryption policy debate in the United States from 1970-2020.

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