Economic espionage a ‘tremendous problem’: U.S. attorney general
PHOENIX (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Tuesday fighting economic espionage was a priority for the Department of Justice.
Interviewed by Reuters in Phoenix, she said: “When it comes to economic espionage, this is in fact a tremendous problem because … be they individuals or be they state actors … essentially they’re stealing from future generations also. We take these matters very seriously… It is a matter of priority for us.”
(Reporting by Julia Edwards in Phoenix; Writing by Doina Chiacu and Eric Walsh; Editing by Howard Goller)