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Quick Take: Apple Does The Right Thing To Defend Customer Privacy

CEO Tim Cook Backs Customers With Fight Over San Bernardino Shooter's Data

February 17, 2016

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The legal battle continues between those who advocate for employees' and citizens' right to privacy versus those who advocate for stronger law enforcement and government surveillance capabilities. Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken up the banner of customer privacy by fighting the US government's order to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's cell phone for the FBI. This report explains the implications for consumers, law enforcement, employers, and the tech industry, and includes recommendations for security and risk leaders anxiously awaiting the outcome.

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