Former FBI Director Louis Freeh is back in the saddle of his hobbyhorse, complaining about key escrow/recovery. I thought we'd already covered this, back in 1996, but for those who may need a refresher, this book is the one stop shop.
For every opportunity presented by the information age, there is an opening to invade the privacy and threaten the security of the nation, US businesses, and citizens in their private lives. The more information that is transmitted in computer-readable form, the more vulnerable we become to automated spying.
This book addresses the urgent need for a strong national policy on cryptography that promotes and encourages the widespread use of this powerful tool for protecting of the information interests of individuals, businesses, and the nation as a whole, while respecting legitimate national needs of law enforcement and intelligence for national security and foreign policy purposes.
Is encryption of voice traffic a serious threat to legitimate law enforcement wiretaps?
What is the systemic threat to the nation's information infrastructure?
These and other thought-provoking questions are explored.
This book will be of critical importance to everyone concerned about electronic security: policymakers, regulators, attorneys, security officials, law enforcement agents, business leaders, information managers, program developers, privacy advocates, and Internet users.