Indian law enforcement is set to buy a technology that can unlock iPhones and other mobile phones with top-notch encryption .


India is seeking to purchase the technology from Israeli company Cellebrite, reports The Economic Times.

The technology was used to gain access to the iPhone in the San Bernardino shooting case.

The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in India will be the exclusive holder of the tool in the country and could license its use to other forensics institutes in the region and around the world, at a cost.


“We are likely to have the technology within a month or so. India will become a global hub for cases where law enforcement is unable to break into phones,” said a senior FSL official told the Times.

A second official noted that while FSL has worked with Cellebrite in the past on a few cases, it’ll now obtain the “entire tool.”

Details on how the said ‘tool’ will work are currently unavailable.


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