June 2, 2017 | Peter Swire
WannaCry About Backdoors
There are many lessons to learn from the spread of the WannaCry ransomware attacks across the globe. One lesson that needs more attention is the danger that exists when a government attempts to create mandatory backdoors into computer software and systems.
February 22, 2017 | FPF Staff
FPF Joins Coalition to Reject DHS Proposal to Demand Passwords to Enter the U.S.
Yesterday, FPF joined a broad coalition in a joint statement to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) opposing password demands of travelers. Secretary John Kelly suggested DHS could require non-citizens to provide the passwords to their social media accounts as a condition of entering the country. As articulated in the letter, the practice of demanding social media passwords would not increase the security of U.S. citizens and would jeopardize the fundamental rights of people in the U.S. and abroad.
January 10, 2017 | Brenda Leong
FPF Supports the Email Privacy Act – H.R. 387
Yesterday, Congress introduced the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387), which would update protections in the Electronic Communications Act (ECPA) to take account of citizens’ evolving use of technology and better align the law with consumers’ reasonable expectations of privacy in the contents of their email communications.
January 26, 2016 | Brenda Leong
January 25, 2016 | Brenda Leong
FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire Debates Max Schrems