Apple Shares Amicus Briefs in Support of Company vs FBI in Encryption Case
Apple has published the full list of amicus briefs on its website (announced in the form of a press release), which so far stands at six documents, from organizations and people supporting the company in resisting FBI demands to unlock the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone by rewriting iOS software to bypass passcode security features:
- Access Now and Wickr Foundation
- ACT/The App Association
- American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Northern California, ACLU of Southern California, and ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties
- David Kaye, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (Letter)
- David Kaye, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (Supporting document)
- Salihin Kondoker, San Bernardino, CA (Letter)
These filed court documents explain their support of Apple, by groups or individuals.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU) kicked off their amicus briefs earlier today, noting in a statement “This case concerns an unprecedented law-enforcement effort to conscript an American technology company into creating software designed to weaken the security of its own devices — an effort that, if successful, would set precedent implicating the security and privacy of hundreds of millions of Americans.”
The company was present in front of Congress today, with general counsel Bruce Sewell explaining Apple’s views on security, encryption and more, during the five-hour Judiciary Committee hearing.