Warrant-Proof Encryption

Law enforcement is increasingly facing challenges due to the phenomenon of “warrant-proof” encryption.  Service providers, device manufacturers, and application developers are deploying products and services with encryption that can only be decrypted by the end user or customer.  Because of warrant-proof encryption, the government often cannot obtain the electronic evidence and intelligence necessary to investigate and prosecute threats to public safety and national security, even with a warrant or court order.  This provides a “lawless space” that criminals, terrorists, and other bad actors can exploit for their nefarious ends.

Resource: To see more information on Encryption and Lawful Access provided by the Department of Justice, click here.