The legal battle between the FBI and Microsoft this spring brought encryption into the public spotlight in a major way for the first time. While cybersecurity and law enforcement professionals have long debated issues over key escrow and access to encrypted information, these debates were never part of the greater public discourse until now. Although the FBI dropped their request for access to the phone in the San Bernardino case, that tactical move merely kicked the can down the road.
In the wake of the FBI’s attempt to access the San Bernardino iPhone, legislatures at the federal and state level have all threatened to take up the issue, with legislators introducing bills that seek to address this challenge. It’s likely that we will continue to see legislative wrangling over encryption issues this summer and fall.
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Published May 17, 2016 on SearchSecurity.com
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