Apple Encryption Order Raises Constitutional Concerns [Daily Business Review]

Samuel A. Lewis, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property Litigation group, discusses an order requiring Apple Inc. to produce a hackable version of its smart phone operating system. Sam questions, “whether the government (or our courts) should have the right to require companies like Apple to make specific versions of the software that are susceptible to being hacked. And if the government has such a right because it claims it is acting in the interest of national security, where does that right end?” Apple wrote an open letter to its customers in response to the court’s order raising the same constitutional questions Sam outlines in his article.


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