"“Our decision to conclude the litigation was based solely on the fact that, with the recent assistance of a third party, we are now able to unlock that iPhone without compromising any information on the phone,” U.S. attorney Eileen Decker stated after the FBI dropped its pending lawsuit against Apple. In the days after the legal battle ended, Apple responded with a statement of its own, saying that “the ‘backdoor’ into its phones sought by prosecutors ‘would set a dangerous precedent’” and that the “case should never have been brought.”
Who should govern cyberspace? Under what circumstances are governments justified in controlling cyberspace? Reflecting on the “global debate following revelations by former NSA-contractor Edward Snowden” and the recent controversy between the U.S. Government and Apple, Professor Scott Shackelford addresses these important questions in his forthcoming publication, iGovernance: the Future of Multi-Stakeholder Internet Governance in the Wake of the Apple Encryption Saga (Hereinafter, “iGovernance”)."