Sessions Calls For Encrypted Device Access After NY Attack

Law360, New York (November 2, 2017, 1:46 PM EDT) -- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking Thursday in New York after eight people were killed this week in an attack the city labeled an "act of terror," called on tech companies to give law enforcement access to encrypted devices and for more stringent immigration controls, while also urging Congress to continue its authorization of foreign surveillance.

Sessions offered praise for the New York City Police Department and highlighted the counterterrorism work of the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI. But he said that more needed to be done to support law enforcement, including allowing them unrestricted access to encrypted electronic...

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