Lynch: 'Open dialogue' needed between law enforcement, tech

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch says an "open dialogue" is needed between law enforcement and technology companies to help bridge the gap on encryption and other issues of the digital age.

Lynch was speaking Tuesday at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.

In prepared remarks released ahead of her speech at the digital security conference, she says it's important that the two sides communicate even though they "won't be locked in perpetual and perfect agreement."

The remarks come the same day as a congressional hearing featuring FBI Director James Comey and Apple's general counsel.

She's also speaking one day after a federal magistrate in Brooklyn ruled that the Justice Department cannot force Apple to provide the FBI with access to locked iPhone data.