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New York Prosecutor Calls for Law to Fight Apple Data Encryption

Apple Inc. and Google Inc. should be legally required to give police access to customer data necessary to investigate crimes, New York County’s top prosecutor said.

Federal and state governments should consider passing laws that forbid smartphones, tablets and other such devices from being “sealed off from law enforcement,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said today in an interview at a cybersecurity conference in New York.