Responsibility and the Encryption Debate: A Response to DAG Rosenstein

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Robyn Greene wrote a response to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's recent speech that indicated that the Trump administration will take an anti-encryption stance.

Last week, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave a speech about encryption at the U.S. Naval Academy, solidifying the Trump administration’s anti-encryption stance. During his campaign, the president advocated a boycott of Apple products when the company took the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to court after the bureau tried to force Apple to hack into the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. However, until this summer, the administration was mostly silent on the encryption debate.


Robyn Greene is the policy counsel and government affairs lead for the Open Technology Institute at New America specializing in issues concerning surveillance and cybersecurity.