ADVISORY: REP. LIEU JOINS THE WILSON CENTER’S NATIONAL CONVERSATION PANEL ON ENCRYPTION

March 2, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, March 3, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) will join the Wilson Center’s National Conversation panel on encryption, “Will They or Won’t They? Understanding the Encryption Debate.”

In a California court, Apple CEO Tim Cook and FBI Director James Comey are battling over the phone of the San Bernardino gunman - an iPhone that Comey says Apple has a legal obligation to help unlock. Apple, for its part, says that aiding the FBI here would undermine both security and privacy for millions of smartphone users.  For technologists, policymakers and everyday smartphone users, the dispute is uncharted territory. Introduced this year, Congressman Lieu will discuss his “ENCRYPT ACT,” legislation that would preempt state and local government encryption laws to ensure a uniform, national policy for the interstate issue of encryption technology.

WHO

Congressman Ted Lieu (D|CA-33)

Susan Hennessey (Managing Editor, Lawfare)

Katie Martin (Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress)

Event Moderated By: David Perera (Cybersecurity Report, Politico Pro)

WHAT

Wilson Center National Conversation “Will They or Won’t They? Understanding the Encryption Debate”

WHERE

The Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027
Moynihan Board Room, 6th Floor

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WHEN
Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 3:00-4:15PM

RSVP HERE

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