Internet Society Responds to FBI vs Apple Encryption Debate

By CircleID Reporter

The Internet Society today expressed concern over the recent order from the United States District Court for the Central District of California requiring Apple to bypass or disable the auto-erase function on a seized iPhone and to enable the FBI to more effectively conduct a brute force attack on the device. While the order is for a single device owned by one of the San Bernardino shooters, the debate delves into a much wider issue of dealing with security measures used by companies to protect users of mobile devices. "The order is, in essence, asking Apple to build a means to attack the security measures it has put in place to protect its users' data from malicious actors," says Internet Society's Director of Public Policy, Christine Runnegar.

Related topics: Law, Policy & Regulation, Privacy

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