You Tube Reason behind Apple’s Refusal to FBI’s Request for Universal Access to iPhones
The Hard Case
‘Hard cases make bad law’- it’s a famous saying in the legal community. The situation in which Apple and the FBI and the Justice Department find themselves right now was not generated by mere fate but a horrible tragedy, making it the definition of a hard case. Shooters from the San Bernardino incident did something very evil and murderous by launching their attack and by using a device containing information that could be regarded highly useful to the law enforcement agencies all over the world, especially the US in not only solving this case but also in preventing further atrocities from happening.
Claims and Demands
There is also another aspect to consider, Apple claimed that the device was not of their company but it actually was. Also, Apple designs their phones giving the customer the privacy of their information, in other words they cannot leak the information stored in their devices. But now, as the circumstances stand, Federal Judge has ordered Apple to help them crack the device to gain access into the informati
The CEO’s Explanation
Interestingly, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook in his letter refused the judge’s order to help crack the device and the reason he stated for doing this was something to ponder upon. He says that it snatches and kills people’s expectations of having their privacy while using technologies on networks if we agree with the request made by the judge and the FBI, we will be giving out a message to people all over the world, say people from China, Latin America, Europe, the US. So if their judges or governments ask for the same thing as in demanding access to our encrypted data, we will have to oblige there too. And Chinese and Russians have very different rule of law than American or British. So according to the CEO it would be a hard case as people will no longer have the right to keep their information secret.
So what is the good solution to this problem? People whose families were killed in the attack were innocent and deserve our deepest sympathy but now so do Apple and the FBI or the Justice Department.
We are in a situation where any move is a bad one.
Benazir Elahee Munni