Washington: On this Friday i.e. on 19th day of February, the U. S. Department of Justice has filed a motion where claimed the compelling of the Apple Inc. for complying with the order of the Judge where unlocking of the encrypted iPhone belonging to the one of the San Bernardino shooters, was found. The said motion is filed portraying the refusal from the Tech giant as a ‘Marketing strategy’.
Commenting on the same, the Apple’s Senior Executive while speaking with the media persons in relation to this situation, he featured this action by the U. S. Department of Justice, as an efforts for arguing case in the media, earlier to the chance of responding the same availed by the Company.
Earlier this week, the showdown amongst the administration of Obama and Silicon Valley over the Security and Privacy concerns, which was escalated by the back and forth, has catched fire.
Moreover, the help for access phone of the shooter- Syed Rizwan Farook’s by the Tech Giant, is looking at by the Federal Bureau of Investigation by disabling its some of the passcode protections. But, the company has pushed back, however, it got some of 3 extra days time for responding the order.
Moreover, as commented from the Apple’s other Senior Executive, that the California Courtroom is not the right place for the debate over the encryption and the right is Congress for this purpose. Also, Apple’s such senior executive further said such legal request which had come from the United States Government has stunned Apple Inc., rather than a country with the weaker traditions for privacy protection and civil liberties.
However, it is also notable that the said concerned motion which is requiring the Apple Inc. to comply the order, is not specifically offering any penalties for the company. And when the U. S. Justice Department asked for what recourse it was desiring to seek, it declined.
As such, it can be seen that among the Apple Inc. and Justice Department of the United States, the clash has driven straight to the heart of the long- running debate on the issue that law enforcement and intelligence officials should how much be able to monitor digital communications.
Adv. Faim Khalilkhan Pathan