When does ‘responsible encryption’ equal surveillance?

Fifth Domain: The Trump administration and the Department of Justice’s want to modernize surveillance and computer crime laws as a way to boost cybersecurity, but researchers and privacy experts are skeptical of the federal government’s motives and warn that digital security may be an excuse to install backdoors in encrypted phones.

Speaking at Georgetown University Nov. 29, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein urged private firms to undertake “responsible encryption” in devices. He defined that level of protection as “effective, secure encryption that resists criminal intrusion but allows lawful access with judicial authorization.”

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