October 10, 2017 | Washington Post

Washington Post quotes Ari Schwartz about how the Justice Department might more aggressively seek encrypted data from tech companies

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According to a Washington Post article on October 10, 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein indicated Tuesday that the Justice Department may be more aggressive about securing access to encrypted information from technology companies during criminal and terrorism investigations.

Ari Schwartz said that while there are "a few instances" in which technology companies do not help the government, "there are plenty of cases" in which they do.

"I'm not seeing how this gets us closer to having the real discussion about solutions in this space," said Schwartz. "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 [security of the public] at risk here."