When the Fight is Right

This week, Apple Computer made news when refusing the government’s request to hack into an iPhone. But not just any iPhone. A federal judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI break into an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters.

In the interest of protecting all users’ privacy, Apple CEO Time Cook said, “…now the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone,” he continued. “Opposing this order is not something we take lightly. We feel we must speak up in the face of what we see as an overreach by the U.S. government,” Cook added.

Dean Sperling Law congratulates Apple and applauds their decision to stand up for what they believe is the right thing and resolve this matter with the country’s best privacy interests in mind. It’s not easy to fight, but when your values and principles are challenged, it can be the right thing to do.

Our firm works through all of the legal options (including litigation) to resolve matters always with our clients’ best interests in mind. We hope Apple succeeds in its battle to defend users’ privacy from potential intrusion.

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