- Mike Rogers: U.S. tech companies should keep a key to encrypted communication
- We don't have to sacrifice Fourth Amendment protections to fix encryption issue, he says
Former representative Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2011 to 2015, is host of the Westwood One radio program "Something to Think About," a CNN national security commentator and an adviser to cybersecurity and technology companies. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)Back in the 1970s and '80s, Americans asked private companies to divest from business dealings with the apartheid government of South Africa. In more recent years, federal and state law enforcement officials have asked -- and required -- Internet service providers to crack down on the production and distribution of child pornography. And banks and financial institutions are compelled to prevent money laundering by organized crime and terrorists finance networks.