February 26, 2016—Visiting Professor Kristen Eichensehr commented in Los Angeles Magazine on what’s at stake in the showdown between law enforcement and Apple, and why a quick resolution is unlikely.
“This case really lays bare the security tradeoffs that are at play,” said Professor Eichensehr. “It pits different types of security against one another. On one hand, encryption is hampering law enforcement investigations into a very tragic terrorist incident. But it is pitting that interest against securing individual communications around the world.”