The world’s leading technology company Apple has said that it will not compromise the personal information of iPhone users at any cost. The company defended its decision in the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) case at CES-2020. The FBI had requested Apple to unlock two of its iPhones, seeking cooperation in an investigation, which the company turned down.
Apple’s Global Security Director Jane Horvath said in the security session that we cannot compromise security by giving anyone access to encryption. He said that the FBI had written a letter to the company seeking help to get information from two iPhones. The FBI suspects they may find evidence of a Florida shooting in December last year. Three people were killed in this incident. The company did not agree to break the encryption of these phones.
Significantly, Apple has previously refused to help FBI unlock iPhone. Apple was also demanded to unlock iPhones after a shootout in 2016, which the company declined. Horvath said that our important and personal information is on the phone. This can lead to the theft of information, which costs a lot. He said that we want to ensure that no one else can get personal information from our users at any cost.