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Friday, May 18 • 12:00 - 13:15
The Canary at the Back Door

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When the warrant
canary project started in the wake of the Snowden revelations, it came
to among a chorus of skeptical voices, drawing attention to the
questionable legality of the notices, as well as their lack of nuance
that led to alarmist responses to their removal, whether or not those
responses were ultimately justified (many instances in which we’d
never find out). However, with the notion of government-mandated
access to services and devices spreading from country to country,
there may be a renewed role for canary notices. Can the canary be used
as a warning of a back door? Should it be? What issues does it raise?
This workshop will introduce the concept of a canary notice, discuss
how it was previously used and what issues were raised, and then look
at it in the context of encryption back doors to see if there is a
role for it and what it would take to get to a place where the canary
was useful.

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Amie Stepanovich

U.S. Policy Manager, Access Now


Friday May 18, 2018 12:00 - 13:15

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