Crypto Wars Part Deux: How the NSA is Making Us All Less Safe
Cindy CohnLegal Director
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Thursday, April 03, 2014|
5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Reception at 4:30 in Beyster 3rd floor alcove
About the Event
We all live in an increasingly networked world. And one of the preconditions of that world has to be basic computer security—freedom to use strong technologies that are fully trustworthy. Ensuring your ability to have real security and privacy online was one of EFF’s earliest goals and protecting your ability to use strong encryption was one of our first victories. The Clipper Chip proposal, that sought to mandate government-backdoored encryption, was defeated in the late 1990s and the encryption export regulations that had stymied growth of the science were rolled back shortly thereafter. And we thought the matter was settled: the government had no business sabotaging the security of digital devices or communications.
Cindy Cohn is the Legal Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation as well as its General Counsel. She is responsible for overseeing the EFF's overall legal strategy and supervising EFF's fourteen staff attorneys. Ms. Cohn first became involved with the EFF in 1993, when the EFF asked her to serve as the outside lead attorney in Bernstein v. Dept. of Justice, the successful First Amendment challenge to the U.S. export restrictions on cryptography. Outside the Courts, Ms. Cohn has testified before Congress, been featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere for her work on digital rights and has traveled onto the Internet with Stephen Colbert.
Contact: Cindy Estell
Open to: Public