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Shedding Light on ‘Going Dark’: Practical Approaches to the Encryption Challenge

February 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join the Bipartisan Policy Center on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm for a conversation with Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee as they discuss the McCaul-Warner Digital Security Commission.

The spate of terrorist attacks last year, especially those in Paris and San Bernardino, raised the specter of terrorists using secure digital communications to evade intelligence and law enforcement agencies and, in the words of FBI Director James Comey, “go dark.”  Yet the same technologies that terrorists and criminals can exploit to disguise their illicit activity are also used by companies to keep Americans safe when they shop online and communicate with their friends and family on the Internet. This tension about the positive and dangerous uses of encryption has now reached a critical inflection point, with Apple resisting a court order to help the FBI unlock a phone belonging to one of the San Bernardino attacks.

In response, Warner and McCaul have proposed a national commission on security and technology challenges in the digital age. The commission would bring together experts who understand the complexity and the stakes to develop viable recommendations on how to balance competing digital security priorities.

A panel discussion will follow featuring Chris Inglis of the U.S. Naval Academy; Jim Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Susan Hennessey of the Brookings Institution; and Michael German of NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program.

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Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St. NW
Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20005


February 24, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC United States


Bipartisan Policy Center