Passcode for Liberty: Why the Government Shouldn’t Restrict Encryption
Most Americans own a smartphone and use cloud computing services such as Gmail, Dropbox, and Facebook. Increasingly, we store sensitive data on our devices and in the cloud -- but is it safe?
Please join the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) at our upcoming Hill briefing, Passcode for Liberty: Why the Government Shouldn’t Restrict Encryption, to learn about why the administration's effort to weaken robust encryption has deeply troubling implications for safeguarding our data from not only criminals, but also unwarranted governmental surveillance.
WHAT: The Competitive Enterprise Institute is hosting a briefing to discuss the current debate over data encryption. Fortunately, many companies have adopted strong encryption technologies to make it difficult for hackers to access our data. But over the past year, top federal law enforcement officials, including FBI Director James Comey, have mounted a serious effort to pressure America's top tech companies not to use robust security.
Amie Stepanovich, Senior Policy Counsel, Access
Ryan Hagemann, Civil Liberties Policy Analyst, Niskanen Center
Jonathan Mayer, Graduate Fellow at Stanford University
Ryan Radia, Associate Director of Technology Studies, CEI (moderator)
WHEN: Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
WHERE: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building