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Washington Post: What President Obama is Getting Wrong About Encryption

CDT Staff Technologist Joe Hall spoke with Washington Post’s Andrea Peterson regarding the President’s recent comments about encryption.

“No system that I know of can encrypt the metadata easily,” explained Joseph Lorenzo Hall, the chief technologist at the Center for Democracy and Technology. Some solutions might help at least obfuscate that information, he said, but ultimately whatever service provider an individual is relying on will need to have routing data to make a connection work — and that routing data can be used to map out who a person is communicating with in the way the Obama described.

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