Encryption Debate Must Include Humanitarian Concerns

In his latest article for Real Clear Policy, Justin Sherman, Ethical Tech’s co-founder and Vice President, wrote about the humanitarian implications of building encryption “backdoors” into private software and hardware systems.

Thirty years ago, we could have tapped a phone in New York City without disrupting anyone else in the building, let alone someone the next block over. Today, however, the phone used by a terrorist in California is the same one used by a political dissident in Crimea or a democratic challenger in Brazil. The messaging service used by a drug ring in Mexico is the same one protecting journalists in Tanzania and news editors in Pakistan.

Read the full article here.