The War On Privacy : Apple v. FBI

It is being speculated that the “outside party” whose help the FBI is seeking is a forensic company on contract for the U.S. government.

Innovation, IP, Technology & Law

Many of you may be wondering about my divergence from IP to privacy law. However, keeping upto the name of the blog, I could not have kept mum when one of the largest tech – giants has been embroiled in a major legal controversy touching upon user privacy.

The legal controversy in question is none other than the widely reported Apple v. FBI. This case arose in the aftermath of the San Bernardino’s terrorist attacks.  The issue revolved around whether the FBI could compel Apple Inc. to write a new software to unlock Syed Rizwan Farook’s (the shooter) iPhone. ( For more on the case, read here, here and here)

A hearing was scheduled for today before the United States District Court for the Central District of California. However, yesterday, the FBI filed for a  Motion to Vacate the Hearing. This was on the ground that through…

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About Seemantani Sharma (My views are my own and they should be yours too)

International IP lawyer with interdisciplinary research interests in international copyright law, the global politics of intellectual property, copyright law, international law and international relations.
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