Dec. 20, 2016
Kevin Bankston was quoted in The Verge cautioning against encryption backdoors.
The result has already drawn a sigh of a relief from some tech policy groups. “We hope that this report sends a strong signal to Senators Burr and Feinstein and anyone else on Capitol Hill considering legislation that would undermine encryption,” said Kevin Bankston, executive director of New America’s Open Technology Institute. “The House committees that have jurisdiction over this issue are not interested in moving forward with any wrongheaded backdoor bill.”