Apple is now looking forward to the congress in order to decide whether to unlock Syed Farook’s iPhone 5c or not which is the current case at hand in the tech firm. Based on the Documents detailing Apple’s upcoming arguments in the case, provided to the AP by Attorney Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., the company will also claim that the US government is improperly using 1789’s All Writs Act to force the firm’s compliance.
In the case of Apple, the Congress would be a better place for Apple inc to make its voice known better and with its Influences on the Capitol Hill than it would ever get at the court. Apple had been reported to have spent nearing $5m in order to have a Congress in 2015 as the AP notes, several congressional debates are divided on the issue of the decryption/encryption. Boutrous Jr. also narrated to the AP that the FBI was seeking to bypass Congress because its attempt to get the two houses to address the legalities of encryption in the past actually failed.
Congress may be forced to rule on encryption
The strategy isn’t without any risk however, the Congress could pass a law that requires all manufacturers to include a new backdoor system for law enforcement agencies to have access to devices. Nate Cardozo, staff attorney at the ectronic Frontier Foundation explained later on that eventuality is part of the FBI’s plan in fighting the San Bernardino issue
“The FBI kind of doesn’t care if it loses this fight if it puts pressure on Congress, They can’t lose.”
Cardozo told The Verge.
In any case, White House’s spokespers Josh Earnest has questioned whether Congress should be involved in any final decision depending on the opinions of the Government and security affairs.
“Sending complicated things to Congress is often not the surest way to get a quick answer,” he
“In fact, even asking some of the most basic questions of Congress sometimes does not ensure a quick answer.”
said this week. As the case is, the chance for victory of Apple Inc might have progressed since it prides itself in making better encrypted devices but as the case might be, We might have to wait and reason with the matter later on and watch the whole story continuing.