In the wake of the Islamic Radical terrorist attack in France, many are calling for governments to do more to protect their citizens…including perhaps limiting the use of encryption by citizens or demanding a back door. I just read a terrific blog post from an expert, John Ackerly, CEO of Virtru. He says the following:
Yet degrading encryption and requiring a carte-blanche backdoor to every messaging medium is not the answer for free societies. Smarter regulations make sense, updated requirements for warrants make sense, but throwing out individual freedom in the name of greater “security” is not an option we should accept.
Please read the whole post: Sorry Mr. Cameron. Encryption Backdoors Are Still Not The Answer.
If this topic interests you, please also consider watching this TEDTalk: Why privacy matters.