Guiora comments on Apple iPhone privacy case

On February 17, 2016, Professor Amos Guiora discussed the Apple’s decision to fight a court order to help federal authorities unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. The KUTV news story titled, “Apple vs. FBI: Is your cell phone privacy at stake?” drew commentary from local experts.

University of Utah law professor Amos Guiora, at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, says, “I understand both sides [of the argument].”

Guiora teaches national security and is writing a book on cyber security. He also served in the Israeli defense force. That’s why he says he understands the FBI’s point of view.

“They are connecting the dots, who were they in contact with, who did they call, who called them, who were they speaking with.”

At the same time, he sees why Apple is going against the court order. “I understand Apple’s need to protect the Apple brand and insure all of us like me who use Apple products that they will protect me against government intrusion.”

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