OPINION: Planes, Guns and Crypto: As Quantum Computing Creeps Closer, We’re Fighting the Wrong Battle on Encryption

By: Jeremy Grant

In the early days of World War I, planes were initially used only for reconnaissance.  Enemy pilots flying past each other in 1914 often waved to each other, or if feeling salty or pugnacious, would shake their fists at one another. Of course, it didn’t take long before one pilot had the bright idea to fire his revolver at another, and within a year, the first fighter planes and bombers were born – incontrovertibly changing the course of warfare for the next century..

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) Decision on United States - European Union Safe Harbor Framework: Policy Highlights and Business Implications

On October 6, 2015, The European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered a judgement invalidating the U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor framework.  The Chertoff Group explored the implications on United States (U.S.) companies as they consider their market strategies and business operations. Because of the Safe Harbor judgement, U.S. companies can no longer rely on the Safe Harbor framework as a means to comply with E.U. data protection laws relating to the safe transfer of data on their European customers to the U.S.  As a result, U.S. companies must evaluate the new policy ramifications as they review, assess, and identify new legal and technical solutions while considering their business go-to-market, channel development, positioning, and communications strategies. 

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