FBI Director Says Agency Is Talking With Tech Firms About Privacy, Encryption – CIO Journal. – WSJ


The Federal Bureau of Investigation is holding ongoing talks with technology companies about a range of privacy and encryption issues, said James Comey, the agency’s director. The talks reflect heightened awareness about the intersection of cybersecurity and physical terrorism.

Comey states that neither the FBI nor companies should tell people what the answer to the encryption debate should be. Hmmm . . . Comey didn’t hesitate to obtain a court order compelling Apple to create a backdoor after Congress held hearings and decided not to pass legislation providing authority to the FBI to do so.

Hmmm . . . Comey didn’t hesitate to obtain a court order compelling Apple to create a backdoor after Congress held hearings and decided not to pass legislation providing authority to the FBI to do so. The conversations between the FBI and these “companies” are private. One interpretation is that he is fine with the FBI and companies together telling the American people what the answer is.

Source: FBI Director Says Agency Is Talking With Tech Firms About Privacy, Encryption – CIO Journal. – WSJ

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