Mustafa Nagi’s 500 word article Summary

TO: Prof. Jason W. Ellis
FROM: Mustafa Nagi 
DATE: 09/17/19
SUBJECT: 500-Word Summary of Baker’s “Regulating Technology for Law Enforcement”

Stewart Barker talked in this article about the “Regulating Technology for Law Enforcement”, he says that care more about people are thinking about Police Enforcement and Technology future. It is clear that the article will covers three issues; Encryption, Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, and Information Infrastructure Protection.

Protecting and securing people’s conversions and data information in private is really hard key, so FBI and police are working hard to develop keys to get the information even from third party if you are using Strong Encryptions. They seek for the encryptions, because They want to make sure that there is no threat to the nation.  if people refuse to share their Encryptions, they can use third party to get the information. They try their best to prevent people from using private encryption.

FBI ordered the Companies to give out the list of the access keys(wiretap-ready). Any company refused to give the encryptions, if it refuses its product will not be sold. Recently, it becomes the law. “If the product does not have wiretap capability, it cannot be sold.” It is clear that FBI and Police Enforcement wants to get access to the information but in legal way, if not by forcing New law or ask the Government to create law to support them. 

 It will not be easy for the government to protect out information infrastructure. Hackers could make big problems in our devices and networks. They could cost us pain by creating viruses that damage out networks and information. FBI create something called (NIPC) which is the National Infrastructure Protection Center, it is all controlled by FBI to create protection to the industry. FBI is the main resource for the protection as it comes for technology using. It is not that, but it keeps tracking the other government’s agencies. If the FBI suspect someone it will keep tracking him/her using by technology items.

I think it is very complicated to build something in the devices just to track people what if you lost the code and people being use by hackers to get their information. The FBI can create system which prevent people from using technology to make crimes. For example, using smart tools to take specific worlds of violence and translate it to English or any word which can lead to stop crimes from happening. 


Baker, S. (1999). Regulating Technology for Law Enforcement. Texas Review of Law & Politics, 4(1), 53. Retrieved from

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