Privacy is Paramount

By Nate Cardozo

Nate Cardozo is a Staff Attorney on the Electronic Frontier Foundation's digital civil liberties team. In addition to his focus on free speech and privacy litigation, Nate works on EFF's cryptography policy and government transparency projects.

The Cipher Brief spoke with Nate Cardozo, a lawyer for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), about the debate over security and privacy as it relates to end-to-end encryption. Cardozo said the FBI’s concerns about “going dark” are overblown.

The Cipher Brief: The FBI has made the case that strong encryption is interfering with its ability to conduct lawful operations. How would you assess the FBI’s argument? Are its concerns about security valid?

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