By Riana Pfefferkorn on March 8, 2016 at 3:45 pm
On March 7, 2016, I had the pleasure of giving a talk to the Berkeley Information Privacy Law Association at Berkeley Law. I discussed the so-called "Apple vs. the FBI" case, a high-profile dispute between Apple and the federal government over access to an iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. My talk also gave a history of the "crypto wars" of the 1990s, described the passage of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, and discussed another iPhone-access case recently decided by a magistrate judge in New York. I greatly enjoyed speaking to a full room of students from Berkeley's Law School and Information School, as well as answering their insightful questions. While the talk was not recorded, a PDF of my prepared remarks is attached. My thanks to BIPLA for the invitation to give this timely talk.
(Erratum, 3/13/16: I said that Apple doesn't encrypt iCloud; it does encrypt the data, but maintains access for warrant compliance.)
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