July 1, 2013

CHANGE: Encryption Has Foiled Wiretaps for First Time Ever, Feds Say.

Encryption was reported for 15 wiretaps in 2012 and for 7 wiretaps conducted during previous years. In four of these wiretaps, officials were unable to decipher the plain text of the messages. This is the first time that jurisdictions have reported that encryption prevented officials from obtaining the plain text of the communications since the AO began collecting encryption data in 2001.

I suspect we’ll see more of that.