Lex Cybernetica E20- Encryption Rights

The two active shooter terrorist attack in San Bernardino became into a high-tech case when the phone of one of the shooters was obtained by police, which couldn’t open it because of encryption. This turned into a legal battle between the state and Apple, the creator of the phone, who were asked – and refused – to give access to the phone and to the information on it. This has inspired a lot of research and discussion of what rights we have as users for encryption for password protection, and should it be circumvented in the case of criminal offenses, and how.


We talk about this and more in this episode of Lex Cybernetica, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Federmann Cyber Security Research Center’s podcast, with Jennifer Daskal, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law; Stewart Baker, a lawyer with Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, D.C., and host of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast; Amos Eytan, an attorney with the Israeli State Attorney’s Cybercrime Department; and Lex Cybernetica’s host, Ido Kenan.