Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. added his voice Tuesday to law enforcement officials concerned about encryption methods used in new cellphones made by Apple and Google.
"It is fully possible to permit law enforcement to do its job while still adequately protecting personal privacy," Holder said.
"When a child is in danger, law enforcement needs to be able to take every legally available step to quickly find and protect the child and to stop those that abuse children. It is worrisome to see companies thwarting our ability to do so."