FBI Director: providing access to iPhone creates possible precedent




FBI Director James Comey pointed across the House Judiciary Committee of the US Congress that providing access to the iPhone by Apple can have a precedent. With this he differs from his earlier views.

Apple and the FBI Tuesday argued their case before a committee of Congress who oversees include the judiciary and federal investigative agencies in the US The observation of the FBI director about possible precedent came in response to a statement by committee chairman Robert Goodlatte who claimed to provide the request for access to the iPhone would probably be followed by similar requests. According to Comey, any decision of a court at least a guide to other judges, both positively and negatively.

Another member of Congress said the request from the FBI to Apple a “hopeless”, as The Guardian reported on. Comey was during the debate in front of Apple’s lawyer Bruce Sewell. He argued that Apple behaves as a ‘vicious guard dog’ and that it is not the duty of the company to safeguard public safety. Sewell responded with the argument that the injunction sought by the FBI to Apple just has a way to put an end to a productive debate about the case. He therefore wants the US Congress comes up with a balanced solution.

A member of Congress responded to this desire by saying that Sewell to be careful what he asks for, because “he’ll like what is being devised by Congress. It is therefore not clear what the final outcome of the power struggle between Apple and the FBI will be. In another case, said a US court earlier this week against the use of an eighteenth-century law to gain access to the iPhone.


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