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dc.contributor.authorScheffler, S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVaria, Mayanken_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-27T12:43:41Z
dc.date.available2021-10-27T12:43:41Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationS. Scheffler, M. Varia. 2020. "Protecting Cryptography Against Compelled Self-Incrimination.." IACR Cryptol. ePrint Arch., Volume 2020, pp. 862 - 862.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/43223
dc.description.abstractThe information security community has devoted substantial effort to the design, development, and universal deployment of strong encryption schemes that withstand search and seizure by computationally- powerful nation-state adversaries. In response, governments are increasingly turning to a different tactic: issuing subpoenas that compel people to decrypt devices themselves, under the penalty of contempt of court if they do not comply. Compelled decryption subpoenas sidestep questions around government search powers that have dominated the Crypto Wars and instead touch upon a different (and still unsettled) area of the law: how encryption relates to a person's right to silence and against self-incrimination. In this work, we provide a rigorous, composable definition of a critical piece of the law that determines whether cryptosystems are vulnerable to government compelled disclosure in the United States. We justify our definition by showing that it is consistent with prior court cases. We prove that decryption is often not compellable by the government under our definition. Conversely, we show that many techniques that bolster security overall can leave one more vulnerable to compelled disclosure. As a result, we initiate the study of protecting cryptographic protocols against the threat of future compelled disclosure. We find that secure multi-party computation is particularly vulnerable to this threat, and we design and implement new schemes that are provably resilient in the face of government compelled disclosure. We believe this work should in influence the design of future cryptographic primitives and contribute toward the legal debates over the constitutionality of compelled decryption.en_US
dc.format.extentp. 862en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofIACR Cryptol. ePrint Arch.
dc.titleProtecting cryptography against compelled self-incriminationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
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pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, Administrationen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, Faculty of Computing & Data Sciencesen_US
dc.identifier.mycv567245


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