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CSM: Stronger Encryption on Consumer Devices Won’t Hurt National Security

Christian Science Monitor’s blog, Passcode, shares what polled influencers in the tech policy community think about encryption and national security. Both CDT President & CEO, Nuala O’Connor, and Advocacy Director, Harley Geiger, were quoted.

“It’s crucial that users demand the highest level of security to both protect our personal privacy and mitigate the potential harm that can result from theft of personal data. Unquestionably, encrypting the content of smartphones makes it more difficult to access that information; that’s the point,” said Nuala O’Connor, head of the Center for Democracy and Technology. “However, there are still many legal channels police can pursue to access encrypted data.”

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