Ralph Carter Big Brother is at Your Back Door: An Examination of the Effect of Encryption Regulation on Privacy and Crime


Hillary Victor


VOL. XVIII • Spring 2000 • NO. 3 (table of contents)

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This article compares the need of individuals for privacy and the U.S. government's desire for encryption regulation. The impact that CESA on cyberspace security and crime are fully discussed. Furthermore, a brief background on the advantages and disadvantages of encryption are investigated. A history of legislative effort to provide decryption tools are examined and outlined.

Next, the comment provides an analysis of CESA, its legal implications and issues involving its effectiveness are discussed. A solution proposed by the author to redraft and amend CESA provides individuals with privacy protection.

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