Following the news about the FBI Director James Comey’s recent remarks with regards to encryption and how it threatens to undermine the “bargain” that has balanced privacy and security, Jacob Ginsberg, Senior Director at Echoworx commented below.

Jacob Ginsberg, Senior Director at Echoworx:

Jacob.Ginsberg“If Comey thinks that encryption is increasingly blinding his agency’s investigative capability, I will point out that he’s trying to peer into the digital footprint of citizens more than ever before. The amount of information contained on our smartphones and other devices is unprecedented, and creating cryptographic backdoors diminishes trust and weakens the overall security of the technology being used. I agree with him that we need to engage in a hard conversation, and I certainly hope he invites industry experts, legal scholars, and security specialists to the table so that they can have their voices heard.”

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