FTC Commissioner is for encryption - "Strong security and end user controls are critical to protect personal information"

09/07/2015 - 14:56

Kieren McCarthy | @kierenmccarthy

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has fired a second shot at the FBI over its demand for backdoors in encryption systems.

Following a blog post last month by the regulator's CTO in which he outlined why he was glad to have strong firmware encryption after his laptop was stolen, today FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny has also outlined why encryption is a good thing – and carefully suggests that introducing a way to undermine it may not be such a great idea.