X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Its Apple’s version of “Groundhog Day”—complete with a cameo by the FBI. The agency wants to penetrate the encryption guarding the contents of two iPhones used by a gunman during last month’s shooting at a naval air station in Pensacola, Florida, but Apple is characteristically reluctant to prop open a backdoor. However, a recent article by The New York Times indicates that the situation may be escalating more quickly than the technology giant expected.

The debate over whether or not tech companies should build backdoors into their encryption has been raging for some time now, with Apple and other tech companies continuing to refuse to install law enforcement backdoors for fear of the key falling into the wrong hands. Meanwhile, the Justice Department appears determined to press the issue in the case of Pensacola in what may be an ultimately futile attempt to establish a favorable precedent for law enforcement to fall back on the next time it’s locked out of a system.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

Frank Ready

Frank Ready is a reporter on the tech desk at ALM Media. He can be reached at [email protected]

More from this author

Law Firms Mentioned

 

Law of Advertising, Marketing and Promotions, TheBook

The Law of Advertising, Marketing and Promotions explains the complex and evolving legislative, regulatory, court-based, and self-regulatory rules governing advertisi...

Get More Information
 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.