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New York DA cites encryption challenges at state and local level, calls for international partnerships

Inside Cybersecurity

NEW YORK -- New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance says factory-default encrypted devices have stymied state and local law enforcement investigations into an array of criminal activity, arguing for some way to provide law enforcement access to devices while pushing for international collaboration to take down cyber crime.

Vance said at the FBI-Fordham University International Conference on Cybersecurity here that inability to gather information from mobile devices has become the “biggest problem” at the state level, hindering investigations into crimes...

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