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Upcoming Panel: Device Encryption vs. Law Enforcement Access

This Wednesday December 3rd, at the close of the IAPP Practical Privacy Series event on the FTC and Consumer Privacy at the FHI 360 Conference Center in D.C., Hogan Lovells partner Christopher Wolf will be moderating a panel hosted by the Future of Privacy Forum and the International Association of Privacy Professionals entitled:  “Device Encryption:  Too Much Privacy for Consumers?”  The panel is free and open to the public.

Apple and Google have turned on “whole device encryption” for their new devices. What does this mean for consumers? What new protections are added? What impact does this have on hackers or others who may see to access the data on a cell phone? What does it mean for law enforcement?

After an introduction by Jules Polonetsky, the Executive Director and Co-Chair of the Future of Privacy Forum, Christopher will moderate a discussion with:

Among the issues to be discussed include: Whose role is it to decide whether and how to protect consumer devices, and conversely how much access to provide law enforcement through device manufacturers/service providers? What privacy risks exist with unencrypted devices? If law enforcement can demand passwords or device access from owners consistent with the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, is there a real handicap in investigatory powers?

To register for the panel, please click here.