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US, ‘Five Eyes’ Allies Seek Public-Private Sector Commitment to Encryption Policies

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The U.S. attorney general and four government officials representing Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the U.K. have signed a joint statement seeking renewed commitment on encryption and data security. William Barr and the allied signatories wrote in the statement dated Oct. 11th that they support strong encryption approaches that help protect privacy, personal data, trade secrets, intellectual property and cybersecurity.

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Justice Dept Addresses Coronavirus Fraud Website

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The Department of Justice has ordered the shutdown and investigation of a business that claims to be a provider of COVID-19 coronavirus vaccines. A website, known as coronavirusmedicalkit.com, charges a $4.95 shipping fee for what the business claims to be a vaccine kit authorized by the World Health Organization, DOJ said Sunday.

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Edward O’Callaghan Confirmed Interim Deputy Attorney General

Edward O’Callaghan, principal associate deputy attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, has been confirmed to fill Rod Rosenstein's former role as deputy attorney general on an acting basis. Attorney General William Barr announced O'Callaghan's confirmation in a statement posted Friday. The new acting deputy attorney general will continue to function in the role until the Senate confirms the appointment of Jeffrey Rosen to succeed Rosenstein full-time.

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