Trafficking of children and women is the harsh reality of today’s world. Governments and law-reinforces continue to battle the syndicates, but have largely failed. In the US, the FBI and Justice departments fall under a lot of scrutiny for the their inability to curb the issue.
Reportedly, US lawmakers and Department of Justice under Attorney General William Barr, as a counter measure, are looking to ban cryptography altogether.
At the US White House Summit on Human Trafficking, Barr rallied against end-to-end encryption. According to him, the ‘military grade’ security features are enabling human trafficking via closed networks. Barr notes in his address at the Summit,
“We live in a digital age, and like everyone else, human traffickers are relying increasingly on digital communication and the internet … and more and more, the evidence we rely on to detect and to deal with these predators is digital evidence. However, increasingly, this evidence is being encrypted.” Read More...