Tech anonymity not good for society: Isaacson

12:37 PM ETCNBC.comSHARES

Walking encryption tightrope

Walter Isaacson, Aspen Institute CEO, weighs in on the privacy debate and regulating encryption.

Major forms of communication should not be beyond the reach of the law, Walter Isaacson said one day after the Justice Department said it had broken into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

As a result, the department said the FBI would no longer need Apple’s help in cracking the device. For weeks, the tech giant had fought a federal court order to assist the FBI, sparking a national debate about the balance between national security and personal privacy.

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