Strong Smartphone Security a Challenge for Law Enforcement: Prasad

by Adrian J. Elliott | Monday, Nov 11, 2019 | 1506 views

As Apple slugs it out with FBI on privacy issues, India Friday stated sturdy encryption technology to relaxed data and communications in smartphones, together with the ones made by means of the united states-based totally company, is a project for regulation enforcement organizations.

It stated but that a tool for mobile forensics has been developed to handle smartphones together with Apple.

“Smart phones inclusive of phones by using Apple Inc. rent strong encryption to cozy the statistics saved and to protect the communication. Such Encryption technology pose demanding situations to regulation Enforcement groups at some stage in the sector which include India,” Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a respond to the Rajya Sabha.

He said the government has taken notice of media reviews about the dispute between the us Federal Bureau of research and Apple Inc.

FBI had taken Apple to court docket to pressure it to break into the encryption-blanketed iPhone 5c. Backed by era giants such as Google and fb, Apple is against supporting the company in unlocking the iphone, pronouncing it’d have extensive-attaining implications on digital security and privacy.

Prasad stated that thinking about the demanding situations worried, authorities regularly interacts with all stakeholders to cope with the issues and put in force solutions retaining in view security, provider and developmental needs of the united states.

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He stated that studies and development activity is likewise being finished on a non-stop basis to improve equipment and technologies with the rising new gadgets and software, inclusive of smartphones.

“As part of this programme, a device for cellular forensics has been developed, which handles clever telephones along with Apple phones,” Prasad said.

He, however, denied any suggestion with the government to introduce backdoor or a key for smart smartphone encryption.

Download the devices 360 apps for Android and iOS to live up to date with the trendy tech news, product evaluations, and special deals on the popular mobiles.

As Apple slugs it out with FBI on privacy issues, India Friday stated sturdy encryption technology to relaxed data and communications in smartphones, together with the ones made by means of the united states-based totally company, is a project for regulation enforcement organizations.

It stated but that a tool for mobile forensics has been developed to handle smartphones together with Apple.

“Smart phones inclusive of phones by using Apple Inc. rent strong encryption to cozy the statistics saved and to protect the communication. Such Encryption technology pose demanding situations to regulation Enforcement groups at some stage in the sector which include India,” Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a respond to the Rajya Sabha.

He said the government has taken notice of media reviews about the dispute between the us Federal Bureau of research and Apple Inc.

FBI had taken Apple to court docket to pressure it to break into the encryption-blanketed iPhone 5c. Backed by era giants such as Google and fb, Apple is against supporting the company in unlocking the iphone, pronouncing it’d have extensive-attaining implications on digital security and privacy.

Prasad stated that thinking about the demanding situations worried, authorities regularly interacts with all stakeholders to cope with the issues and put in force solutions retaining in view security, provider and developmental needs of the united states.

He stated that studies and development activity is likewise being finished on a non-stop basis to improve equipment and technologies with the rising new gadgets and software, inclusive of smartphones.

“As part of this programme, a device for cellular forensics has been developed, which handles clever telephones along with Apple phones,” Prasad said.

He, however, denied any suggestion with the government to introduce backdoor or a key for smart smartphone encryption.

Download the devices 360 apps for Android and iOS to live up to date with the trendy tech news, product evaluations, and special deals on the popular mobiles.

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