U.S. signals tougher stance with tech companies on encryption

U.S. signals tougher stance with tech companies on encryption

U.S. signals tougher stance with tech companies on encryption

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Tuesday sharply criticized technology companies that have built strongly encrypted products, suggesting Silicon Valley is more willing to comply with foreign government demands for data than those made by their home country.FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference on the dangers law enforcement and first responders face when encountering fentanyl at DEA Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWhile echoing many arguments made by previous senior U.S. law enforcement officials, Rosenstein struck a harder line than his predecessors who led the Obama Justice Department, dismissing attempts to negotiate with the tech sector as a waste of time and accusing companies of putting sales over stopping crime.

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