The Next Encryption Battleground: Congress

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Media Outlet: NPR

Kevin Bankston was quoted in NPR News about the battle for encryption in Congress:

Advocates for digital security warn that the Senate's proposed legislation could cause immense harm.
"It is hard to overstate how disastrous for the security of all of our data as well as the economic security of our tech sector this bill would be," said Kevin Bankston, director of the Open Technology Institute at New America, a Washington think tank.
Members of Congress simply don't understand the implications of forcing companies to provide digital back doors to technology that's supposed to be secure, Bankston says.

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Kevin Bankston is the director of New America’s Open Technology Institute, where he works in the public interest to ensure that all communities have equitable access to an internet that is both open and secure. He previously served as OTI's policy director.