In a wide-ranging and rare conversation yesterday at the Summit, FBI General Counsel Jim Baker discussed his role within the agency and provided an update to the current state of the highly publicized smartphone-encryption debate. “I’m worried about saying it in this room, but I do consider myself to be a privacy lawyer,” Baker said. With 27 privacy officers embedded within the FBI, Baker said it’s not about balancing privacy and national security. “We have to do both and reconcile them.” Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, sums ups how the FBI tries to do that for The Privacy Advisor.
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