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The Second Amendment and the Struggle Over Cryptography

Abstract: 
ABSTRACT This paper focuses on cryptography and encryption. It focuses its analysis on the two players in this topic: The US government and an alliance of Silicon Valley and civil liberaltarians who have been struggling over the topic through a series of conflicts throughout the years. The details how the Second Amendment is relevant to this conflict and in the paper argues the validity of Cryptography qualifying as a weapon and an arm. He ends by stating the importance of cryptography as a means of protecting citizens in cyberspace, and states how the Second Amendment should be constructed and retrofitted to ensure this. KEY WORDS CRYPTOGRAPHY, SECOND AMENDMENT, ENCRYPTION, SELF DEFENSE, PROTECTION
Author: 
Eric Rice
Institution: 
Hastings Science and Technology Law Journal
Year: 
2019
Input By: 
Michelle A. Menkiti
Affiliation: 
MIT Student, taking 17.477
Industry Focus: 
Internet & Cyberspace
Country: 
United States
Datatype(s): 
Policies