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New Perspectives on the Future of Encryption

Authors: Baker, Jim and Landau, Susan

Published: May 2019

URL: https://www.lawfareblog.com/new-perspectives-future-encryption

Tags: 2010s Academic Think Tank User-Controller Encryption

Abstract: Encryption and its effects on law enforcement’s access to data seem to occupy a perennial place in the headlines (and on Lawfare as well). The two of us have been working on it for years. The subject is often highly contested, but the fierce discussion has ignored some critical factors. One of those is how changing usage patterns and technologies will affect how law enforcement can—or can’t—obtain access.