Apple’s new iPhone 6, released this month, and Google’s coming
update of the Android smartphone have data encryption so
sophisticated that only the user may unlock it. Even law
enforcement officers with search warrants would not have access.
“It is fully possible to permit law enforcement to do its job
while still adequately protecting personal privacy,” Holder said
in a speech before the Global Alliance Against Child Sexual
Holder said quick access to phone data can help law enforcement
officers find and protect victims, such as those targeted by
kidnappers and sexual predators.
This is no different than law enforcement asking for “quick access” into the locked doors of our homes or offices.