Law enforcement argues that “warrant-proof” encryption presents a unique and urgent threat by preventing them from accessing user data. But history shows that government efforts to subvert encryption would negatively impact individuals and businesses. As such, banning the technology is not the answer.
The digital economy accounts for 25 percent of global GDP today and as much as 50 percent of value creation going forward. To maximize the digital economy’s potential, policymakers must adopt effective rules and norms to facilitate trade in digital goods and enable the free flow of data, as GTIPA-member reports in this category explore.