Cross-border data flows are under threat from countries looking to impose requirements to store data locally. CFR Senior Fellow for Digital Policy Karen Kornbluh examines the implications of data localization and outlines what the United States should do about it.
The debate over encryption has been in the headlines a lot over the past few weeks, fueled in part by the clash over the San Bernardino iPhone and WhatsApp’s roll-out of end-to-end encryption across its platform of one billion users. But what is encryption and what does it do? A new Council on Foreign Relations infographic explains.
CFR Senior Fellow Adam Segal and CFR Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program Assistant Director Alex Grigsby assess the encryption debate, the so-called "going dark" problem, and offer three possible solutions.
Beginning with the Stuxnet virus launched by the United States at an Iranian nuclear facility in 2010 and continuing through to the most recent Sony hacking scandal, A Hacked World Order exposes how the Internet has ushered in a new era of geopolitical maneuvering and reveals the tremendous and terrifying implications for our economic livelihood, security, and personal identity.
Even if the U.S. government abandons its insistence on a backdoored iPhone, Beijing may not.
The Digital and Cyberspace Policy program addresses one of the most challenging issues facing the country in the 21st century: how to keep the global Internet open, secure, and resilient in the face of unprecedented threats.