Device Encryption: Too Much Privacy for Consumers?
On December 3rd, FPF and IAPP will be hosting a conversation on device encryption in the wake of Apple and Google’s recent application of “whole device encryption” to their newest devices.What does this mean for consumers? What new protections are added? What impact does this have on hackers or others who may see to access the data on a cell phone? What does it mean for law enforcement?
After an introduction by Jules Polonetsky, Christopher Wolf will moderate a discussion with:
- Amie Stepanovich, Senior Policy Counsel, Access Now
- Julian Sanchez, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
- Carrie Cordero, Director of National Security Studies, Georgetown University Law Center, Adjunct Professor of Law
(Additional panelists to be announced.)
Among the issues to be discussed include: Whose role is it to decide whether and how to protect consumer devices, and conversely how much access to provide law enforcement through device manufacturers/service providers? What privacy risks exist with unencrypted devices? If law enforcement can demand passwords or device access from owners consistent with the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, is there a real handicap in investigatory powers?
This event is free and open to the public. Cocktails and food will be provided. More information and RSVP is available here.