Decrypting Our Security: A Bipartisan Argument for a Rational Solution to the Encryption Challenge
By Jamil N. Jaffer, George Mason University Law School; and Daniel J. Rosenthal, Kroll – Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology

“Recent terrorist attacks in Garland, Texas, Paris, France, and more recently in Brussels, Belgium, and San Bernardino, California, have vividly demonstrated the increasing threat the United States faces at the hands of international terrorism. In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the U.S. government has taken major steps, over the course of years, to bolster its ability to detect and thwart attacks on the homeland. These tools—in particular the collection of content of overseas communications pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008—have proven critical to the government’s ability to protect the homeland from terrorist threats.”