The Encryption Debate

By Stewart Alsop

Stewart Alsop is a partner of Alsop Louie Partners and a member of the Board of Directors of The Cipher Brief.  He began his career as a business journalist and commentator and then became a venture capitalist in 1996, first as a partner at New Enterprise Associates and then co-founding Alsop Louie Partners with Gilman Louie, where the firm has lead investments in companies like Twitch, Netwitness, Keyssa, and Lookingglass Cyber Security.

Our government should not want a backdoor to encrypted messages.

The government says it wants to have a special set of keys to decrypt any encrypted data transmitted across the Internet. The computer industry says it isn’t possible. 

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