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Landau appointed to national group

Friday, May 3, 2019
Bridge Professor Susan Landau works with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Encryption Working Group to advance the conversation around encryption.
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Susan Landau, Bridge Professor in Cyber Security and Policy within the School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, has been appointed to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Encryption Working Group.

The small group of experts seek to advance a more constructive dialogue on encryption policy. The group consists of former government officials, business representatives, privacy and civil rights advocates, law enforcement experts, and computer scientists. Observers from U.S. federal government agencies have attended several sessions.

Since 2018, the group has discussed important issues related to encryption policy, including how the relevant technologies and uses of encryption will evolve in the future. In April 2019, the group released two papers as briefings to provide insight into future trends related to encryption policy. The group will continue its efforts to study this important issue and plans on releasing further briefings on aspects of the encryption policy debate around the world in the coming months.

Susan Landau works at the intersection of cyber security, national security, law, and policy. She has testified before Congress, written for the Washington Post, Science, and Scientific American, and frequently appears on NPR and BBC. Before joining Tufts in 2017, her previous positions included senior staff privacy analyst at Google and distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems.