Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


Charlene L. Lu


This Note concerns the problem of privacy in wireless communications. Since wireless communications use the airwaves, the communications are susceptible to interception. This Note will discuss possible solutions to this privacy problem including two solutions proposed by the Clinton Administration: 1) The Clipper Chip, an inexpensive encryption device, which will allow law enforcement to tap into communications, and 2) proposed legislation that bans technology that the government cannot decode.