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Ensuring Lawful Access to Smartphones

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Track cases involving iPhones and other encrypted devices - download a template form here.

View the Presentation: 

"Smartphone Encryption and the Impact on Law Enforcement"

"Smartphone Encryption and the Impact on Crime Victims"

Download the Reports:

"Report on Smartphone Encryption and Public Safety: an Update"

"Report on Smartphone Encryption and Public Safety"

Read the Op-Eds:

"Lost in encryption debate: child abuse"

By Ariel Zwang and Michael Polenberg, Safe Horizon

February 29, 2016


"No Smartphone Lies Beyond the Reach of a Judicial Search Warrant"

By Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

February 18, 2016


"5 ways tech companies distort the encryption debate"

By Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

December 15, 2015


"When Phone Encryption Blocks Justice"

By Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Francois Molins, Adrian Leppard, and Javier Zaragoza 

August 11, 2015


"Apple and Google Threaten Public Safety with Default Smartphone Encryption"

By Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. 

September 28, 2014

Watch the Congressional Testimony:


Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and the Blanace Between Public Safety and Privacy

DA Vance Testifies Before the Senate Judiciary Committee, July 8, 2015


Read the Full Written Testimony Here


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