Cyrus Farivar reports:
The Department of Justice is pushing for a new industry proposal that would grant law enforcement access to encrypted digital devices with a warrant, according to a new report by The New York Times.
For years, top federal law enforcement officials have advocated for a way to overcome what they call the “going dark” problem—the occasional inability to access data kept on an encrypted smartphone or tablet even when a judge has granted that authority. In recent months, the FBI director, among others, has emphasized the problem’s severity.
Read more on Ars Technica.
Obviously, this is an ongoing battle and we need to remain vigilant about threats to our security and privacy because those threats are coming at us from all over – including legislative bills that suddenly slip in provisions or other acts.
There is no way an issue this important should be slipped through or by anything. The issues we’ve raised before remain. If there are new possible solutions to consider, we should consider them thoughtfully. But don’t just shrug and say “same old,” because once we become tired/resigned, we stop fighting for what’s important.