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.
Hillary Victor, Big Brother Is at Your Back Door: An Examination of the Effect of Encryption Regulation on Privacy and Crime, 18 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 825 (2000)