Privacy and the Encryption Debate

Knowledge, Technology, and Policy, Vol. 12, pp. 72-84, Winter 2000

13 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2011 Last revised: 6 Mar 2018

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Adam D. Moore

University of Washington - The Information School

Date Written: December 15, 2011

Abstract

I will argue that a government mandated standard of weak encryption is not justified — security arguments are not forceful enough to override individual privacy rights. In fact, security arguments actually cut the other direction. It is only through the use of strong encryption that we can obtain an appropriate level of security against industrial espionage, unwarranted invasions into private domains, and information warfare or terrorism.

Suggested Citation

Moore, Adam D., Privacy and the Encryption Debate (December 15, 2011). Knowledge, Technology, and Policy, Vol. 12, pp. 72-84, Winter 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1973426 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1973426

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