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Upcoming Panel: Device Encryption vs. Law Enforcement Access
Apple and Google have turned on "whole device encryption" for their new devices. What does this mean for consumers? What new protections are added? What impact does this have on hackers or others who may see to access the data on a cell phone? What does it mean for law enforcement?
After an introduction by Jules Polonetsky, the Executive Director and Co-Chair of the Future of Privacy Forum, Christopher will moderate a discussion with:
- Amie Stepanovich, Senior Policy Counsel, Access Now
- Julian Sanchez, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
- Carrie Cordero, Director of National Security Studies, Georgetown University Law Center, Adjunct Professor of Law
Among the issues to be discussed include: Whose role is it to decide whether and how to protect consumer devices, and conversely how much access to provide law enforcement through device manufacturers/service providers? What privacy risks exist with unencrypted devices? If law enforcement can demand passwords or device access from owners consistent with the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, is there a real handicap in investigatory powers?
To register for the panel, please click here.
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