Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

Watch live: The encryption debate

What's the right balance between protecting people's personal privacy and the country's security? Join Passcode for a discussion with key figures in the debate between US law enforcement and the tech sector over encryption starting at 9 am on Tuesday, Sept. 15. 

The Encryption Debate: Balancing Privacy and National Security

Check back here at 9 am for live video of The Encryption Debate. Sign up for Passcode's email newsletter for further updates here and tweet to join the conversation at #CSMCrypto.

Major American companies moved to ramp up security on their consumer devices to fight hackers and eavesdropping governments, in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations about National Security Agency surveillance two summers ago. But senior law enforcement and intelligence officials say the new default protections prevent them from catching dangerous terrorists and criminals, and have called on companies such as Apple and Google to find a secure way for them to access consumers' data with a warrant – which many technologists and privacy advocates claim is tantamount to building a "backdoor" into otherwise strong encryption.

About these ads


Sponsor remarks: 

Recommended:Podcast: Half-life of secrets, golden age of surveillance, and the US military's Starship Enterprise

Brett Hansen, Executive Director and GM, Dell Data Security Solutions (@DellSecurity)

Keynote interview:

Amy Hess, FBI Executive Assistant Director, Science & Technology

Q&A: Moderated by Sara Sorcher, @SaraSorcher, Deputy Editor, CSM Passcode

Panel discussion:

Kiran Raj, US Department of Justice, Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General

About these ads

Jon Callas, @joncallas, Silent Circle, Chief Technology Officer

Matt Blaze, @mattblaze, University of Pennsylvania, Associate Professor, Computer and Information Science

Moderated by: Sara Sorcher, @SaraSorcher, Deputy Editor, CSM Passcode

Event details:

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
St. Regis Hotel / Carlton Ballroom
923 16th St NW
Washington, DC

You can follow Passcode on Twitter at @CSMPasscode

Join the conversation via the hashtag #CSMCrypto.

Sign up for Passcode's weekly emails at