Why legal barriers to encryption technology won't catch terrorists
The technology is available and out there. It cannot be suppressed, nor does government have any right to suppress it. People have the right to privacy in their own papers and communications; to the extent that government wishes to invade that privacy, it needs a warrant based upon probable cause, and no one else is obligated to help. Particularly not the person who is being investigated, who is protected by the 5th Amendment from being required to incriminate himself.
If the government is unable to open the safe or break the technical means used to protect information, that's their problem.
Trying to change that by writing requirements to violate the privacy of device owners and customers into the law will just cause manufacturers of secure devices and customers for those products to obtain them from nations that respect their privacy.
This entry was published Wed Mar 23 10:19:16 CDT 2016 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2016-03-23 10:19:16.0.