In a speech before a conference at the U.S. Naval Academy, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein reignited the debate about law enforcement access to encrypted communications, this time criticizing tech companies for what he calls “warrant-proof encryption” and for failing to cooperate with the Justice Department, The Washington Post reports. Ari Schwartz, former senior director for cybersecurity under the Obama administration, pointed to “plenty of cases” when technology companies have aided the government. “I’m not seeing how this gets us closer to having the real discussion about solutions in this space,” Schwartz said of Rosenstein’s comments. “The government feels as though tech companies have to find a solution for them, and the tech companies feel as though the government just doesn’t understand how they’re putting the larger security at risk here.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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