The head of the company, Tim Cook, stressed that he believes that Apple’s refusal to comply with some of the requirements of the US authorities in connection with the investigation of the terrorist attack in California in 2015 is the right step.
Apple does not intend to permanently provide the US authorities with access to the information of users of its devices. This was stated by the head of the company Tim Cook in an interview published on Monday with The New York Times.
He stressed that he believes that Apple’s refusal to comply with some of the requirements of the US authorities in connection with the investigation of the terrorist attack in California, which occurred in 2015, is the right step. The court then ordered Apple to help the FBI hack an iPhone smartphone that belonged to one of the perpetrators of the terrorist attack that killed 14 people. The corporation refused to give the bureau employees software that allows them to bypass the information security system. The FBI had to resort to the services of a hacker. He was able to get the data he needed.
“I think data encryption is still being criticized today. There are still people who believe that the authorities should have a key or access to a key, a door or access to a door,” Cook said. – And our position on this issue has not changed at all. If you create a loophole, there will be a loophole for everyone. Today, from a technological point of view, it is impossible that there is a loophole only for the good guys.”
Like many other technology companies, Apple attaches particular importance to the encryption of user data and other systems for protecting personal information. In the past, this has often led to conflicts with law enforcement agencies. The US authorities have repeatedly demanded that the company provide user data access in individual cases by court order and open it permanently.