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Apple and FBI head back to Congress to debate encryption

Engadget Engadget 14/04/2016 Roberto Baldwin
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Apple and the FBI will once again appear in front of a congressional committee to debate the ongoing encryption issue. The fight over the San Bernardino phone may be over, but the argument over how our data is securely stored rages on.

The subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation will hold a hearing called Deciphering the Debate Over Encryption: Industry and Law Enforcement Perspectives. Those appearing in front of congress will include Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell and FBI executive assistant director for science and technology, Amy Hess. Other witnesses include security and cryptography researcher, Matthew Blaze, MIT researcher Daniel Weitzner, RSA president Amit Yoran and law enforcement representatives from New York, Indiana and the National Sheriff's Association.

A livestream of the hearing starts at 10am ET on April 19 on the committee's site.

Energy and Commerce Committee

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