[Cryptography] AG Barr: USG Seeks Front Door to Encryption Not Backdoor

John Young jya at pipeline.com
Fri Oct 4 15:30:35 EDT 2019

Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks at the Lawful Access Summit


"It is also said that the Government is seeking a secretive 
'backdoor' to everyone's communications and data.  That is false.  We 
are seeking a front door.

The heart of the matter is this: Do the security advantages of 
warrant-proof encryption offered to the individual outweigh the risk 
posed to the public by that same technology?  This is not a decision 
for the companies to make by themselves.  It is a decision for 
society to make.

We think our tech sector has the ingenuity to develop effective ways 
to provide secure encryption while also providing secure legal access."

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