Location Rayburn House Office Building Room 2237
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While a last minute hack averted some major courtroom drama between the F.B.I. and Apple the tension around strong encryption has only risen. There are still ongoing court cases where law enforcement wants access to encrypted devices. Recently both the House and Senate introduced legislation that seek to find the balance between privacy, security, and law enforcement access to personal communications. Given the concerns in Europe this issue will get even more intense as we race to the next election cycle. Join us on Friday as our panel looks at the cases, the legislation, and the industry developments at issue.


– Kevin Bankston, Director, Open Technology Institute, New America (Bio)
– Richard Downing Deputy Assistant Attorney General (Acting), U.S. Department of Justice (Bio)
– Matthew Green, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute (Bio)
– Susan Hennessey is Fellow in National Security in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution (Bio)
– Chris Strohm, Reporter, Bloomberg News (moderator) (Bio)


This widely attended educational briefing is hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Congressional staff and members of the press welcome. The ICAC is a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and corporations. The ICAC takes no positions on legislation or regulation. Rather, it’s a neutral platform where thought leaders debate important technology issues that shape legislative and administration policy in an open forum. We vigilantly adhere to our mission to curate balanced and dynamic debates among Internet stakeholders. Our volunteer board members ensure that we dutifully execute that mission. More information on the ICAC is available at www.netcaucus.org.