California Attorney General Kamala Harris told a gathering of California police chiefs, “let’s step back for a moment,” in considering public safety and privacy issues in the current Apple-FBI encryption case playing out in federal court.
Speaking Monday, March 14 at the California Police Chiefs Association annual symposium in Ontario, Harris warned against making a bright-line choice on the issue.
“I suggest we cannot afford to accept a false choice on this – the false choice being, ‘You’re either in favor of Apple or you’re in favor of the FBI. You’re either in favor of just getting rid of encryption, or locking everything down so law enforcement can’t have access.’”
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