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The Issue with Encryption

The Issue with Encryption

The John Hay Initiative’s Intelligence and Cyber working groups recently convened a dialogue on U.S. law enforcement access to personal devices and new encryption technologies.  This paper captures the diverse views that ran though the discussion and presents a balanced assessment of calls for access and the associated risks.  Despite varying opinions on the wisdom of mandating access for U.S law enforcement, our working group members agreed unanimously that the public and private sectors need to jointly identify a solution that strikes a sufficient balance between privacy and security.  The paper closes with policy recommendations.