Is stronger encryption the answer?
CIRI’s Jay Kesan, professor in the Illinois College of Law, weighs in during the Legal Matters segment on WILL AM 580.
In 2015, the FBI unsuccessfully tried to persuade Congress to regulate encryption. To combat the so-called problem of criminal investigations “going dark,” some law enforcement professionals want tech companies to be able to bypass their own encryption. The FBI and intelligence community accepted that although the Congress was not open to this idea in 2015, in the event of a terrorist attack where strong encryption can be shown to have hindered law enforcement, attitudes might change.