Daily News

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

October 11, 2017 |
Maggie Miller
Bookmark and Share

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...


Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on cybersecurity policy under the Trump administration.

Log in to access this content.