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Will They or Won’t They? Understanding the Encryption Debate

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Mar. 3, 2016
3:00pm – 4:15pm
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Will They or Won’t They? Understanding the Encryption Debate

In a California court, Apple CEO Tim Cook and FBI Director James Comey are battling over the phone of the San Bernardino gunman - an iPhone that Comey says Apple has a legal obligation to help unlock. Apple, for its part, says that aiding the FBI here would set a precedent that undermines both security and privacy for millions of smartphone users. Similar debates are playing out across the country (two states are now considering legislation to regulate the use of smartphone encryption) and around the world, as governments weigh the policy challenges posed by secure communications.

For technologists, policymakers and everyday smartphone users, the dispute is uncharted territory. Addressing these issues and more, please join us for a National Conversation with:

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