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Why An Encryption Backdoor for Just the "Good Guys" Won't Work

Published: March 2018

URL: https://www.justsecurity.org/53316/criminalize-security-criminals-secure/

Tags: 2010s Backdoors Global

Abstract: Recently, U.S. law enforcement officials have re-energized their push for a technical means to bypass encryption. But seeking to undermine encryption only looks backward instead of focusing on where technology is going. We should be having conversations about new investigative techniques, not trying to preserve the access enjoyed in the days before encryption was so widespread, particularly when so much is at stake in doing so.