More Calls For Encryption: Are The Scales Tipping Yet?
Former defense officials are the latest big names to take a side in the encryption debate.By Evan Thomas | August 2, 2015
Former U.S. defense and intelligence officials have chosen a side in the fight over strong encryption.
Mike McConnell, Michael Chertoff and William Lynn penned an op-ed in The Washington Post last week, to warn against backdoors and legislation that could undermine data security.
They say while the FBI and the Justice Department have "serious and legitimate concerns" about their access to digital data, encryption is too important to intentionally compromise.