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Encryption legislation on back burner despite DOJ official's call for action

October 12, 2017 |
Charlie Mitchell
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Congressional sources say there is little likelihood of encryption legislation advancing any time soon, despite a top Justice Department official's call for a new law to address what he described as “warrant-proof” technology being installed on mobile and other internet-connected devices.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Tuesday blasted tech companies for allegedly refusing to cooperate on the encryption issue, which flared into public view following attacks in San Bernardino and Paris in which terrorists reportedly used encrypted devices...

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