US Attorney General Says Encryption Creates Security Risk

Barr's comments mark a continuing effort by the Justice Department to push tech companies to provide law enforcement with access to encrypted devices and applications during investigations.

  • Published 23 July 2019

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr said that increased encryption of data on phones and computers and encrypted messaging apps are putting American security at risk. Barr’s comments at a cybersecurity conference mark a continuing effort by the Justice Department to push tech companies to provide law enforcement with access to encrypted devices and applications during investigations. “There have been enough dogmatic pronouncements that lawful access simply cannot be done,” Barr said.… Read at AP News