House Committee Hears Testimony From Apple, FBI In ‘Encryption Tightrope’ Hearing

Mealey's (March 2, 2016, 1:59 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a March 1 hearing titled “The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans’ Security and Privacy,” the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee heard testimony from Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James B. Comey and the senior vice president and general counsel of Apple Inc. related to the “positive and negative implications” that encryption “poses for consumers’ security and privacy.”

The committee “examined the concerns raised by law enforcement and American technology companies” related to weighing the competing interests of privacy and security with the...
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