December 9, 2019
Digital rights group CDT blasts Attorney General Barr's remarks about encryption dangers
Attorney General William Barr is reviving law enforcement arguments that strong data encryption harms criminal investigations, shields terrorists and endangers public safety -- a claim roundly attacked by a digital rights group as undermining core consumer protections and trust.
“The Attorney General complained that service providers, device manufacturers, and app developers are deploying encryption that can only be decrypted by the end user and not by law enforcement. But that is the core function of end-to-end encryption,” the Center for...