Why The FBI’s Former Top Lawyer Now Embraces Encryption – Law360

Law360 (November 27, 2019, 2:51 PM EST) -- The legal architect behind the FBI's headline-grabbing demand for Apple to unlock the iPhone of a dead suspect in the San Bernardino terrorist attack now says encryption is essential to protect Americans' cybersecurity.

Jim Baker, the FBI's general counsel from January 2014 to January 2018, said in an interview with Law360 that the FBI should abandon its long-held position that tech companies should build a way for law enforcement to access encrypted communications. Baker was at the center of a watershed moment in the encryption debate when he butted heads in 2016 with Apple, which argued that allowing U.S. authorities to...

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