Steven MacMartin, director of Medaille’s bachelor’s degree program in homeland security and a clinical assistant professor at the College, recently offered his insight on the smartphone encryption debate to WGRZ-TV.

As the news report explains, law enforcement officials believe encryption has blocked investigators from accessing key information through search warrants. Opponents, the report states, argue that “encryption is a critical privacy measure for its users.”

MacMartin, a former homeland security agent, told WGRZ that an encrypted smartphone is “an unbreakable lock.” Law enforcement officials say there have been numerous examples of this technology hindering investigations.

“Each time, they knew evidence existed on the phone and it would’ve helped solve the crime, yet they couldn’t break through the encryption,” MacMartin stated, adding, “Everyone uses electronic devices these days. Electronic devices are used from the simplest crimes to the most complex crimes.”

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