Privacy advocates lend their weight to Apple's case against the FBI over encryption
What you need to know
- Three civil liberties groups have lent their support to Apple's case against the FBI.
- It follows renewed calls for Apple to create a backdoor to iOS encryption.
- Statements said the FBI's request "imperils millions of innocent Americans and others around the globe."
Three civil liberties groups have lent their support to Apple's case against creating a backdoor to iOS in the face of fresh calls from the FBI in the wake of the Pensacola Naval Base shooting.
As reported by Business Insider three groups gave statements on the issue. The Electronic Privacy Information Center said:
The American Civil Liberties Union stated:
Finally, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said:
Apple furthered its own case, and in a statement to Business Insider said:
"We have always maintained there is no such thing as a backdoor just for the good guys. Backdoors can also be exploited by those who threaten our national security and the data security of our customers."
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