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DOJ's Rosenstein argues for law against 'warrant-proof' encryption of tech devices

October 11, 2017 |
Maggie Miller
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The tech community is still unwilling to make compromises with U.S. officials on encryption issues, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in a speech Tuesday, while calling for a legislative answer to “warrant-proof” encryption of internet-enabled devices.

Rosenstein was sharply critical of encryption that providers put in place for devices, such as cell phones, that make it impossible for federal organizations to access information in the case of criminal activity.

“Warrant-proof encryption defeats the constitutional balance by elevating privacy above...

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