U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ‘Endorses’ Apple’s and Google’s Data Encryption

Julia Edwards, reporting for Reuters:

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 Abuse Online.

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.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014