FBI Director James Comey gave Apple a compromise option in the governments efforts to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernadino shooters, says Sunny Barkats, founding partner of JSBarkats, PLLC. Bobbi Rebell reports.
It'll come into the US government's efforts to get Apple's help unlocking the phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters FBI director James call me. Appearing before a congressional panel today here in Moore is attorney. Sunny park had his founder of JS Arquette I'm so glad to have you here because. He specialist of privacy issues and you've investments in some companies that have software to increase security on both the are also a former. Member of the Israeli. Police forces seal the unique balanced perspective on security on privacy what's your take on how mr. Kobe did today. I think yeah mystical means absolutely came up we see all he brings to the table and offered this sort of compromise to apple. Got to understand the heart of the debate he's privacy vs security. An apple hasn't right. The court order required apple to basically. Be reacting. And change. Their software in order to allow the FBI to access. The clout. Well it was interesting because mr. Khatami did try to kind of as you say but an olive branch and you say this this wouldn't be a TrailBlazer. Case that it wouldn't set a precedent. That they were merely may be asking them to give the FBI more tries to try to unlock it themselves and I was maybe giving apple a little bit of an opening. To help. In a way that they have been worth it you know and accomplish the goal without having to compromise in a way that Apple's not comfortable. Any success there did you think apple will be in any way more receptive to helping to get this phone unlocked well. Apple is really facing two issues the Fourth Amendment privacy issues that apple in teen who are sticking to defend but also. 50% up by the public spats with apple. And it's a business issue there's a lot of companies out there willing to provide encrypted system that we protect your form. If apple lose that battle the may lose a huge bought a piece of the market and that's another issue that the FBI is not taking into consideration. An apple have to protect it as well that's it's his loyalty to its consumers. Absolutely none the less I would say that we're fighting terrorism today. Interestingly enough. Tim Cook cold December media shooters ferries and James goalie golden killers I don't know why. Nonetheless. I would add another element to that discussion. If the court order is requesting the apple to be proactive. And Gobi young lady the FBI club more tribes into breaking. The encryption system. That an apple will fight and won't let back then happen and justifiably. And can cook has called us you know like this talk for colon cancer are this and there have till tomorrow Friday to respond to the court order. He's talked about taking to the Supreme Court we do have this sort of as you say olive branch from the FBI do you think there is an opening here to resolve the matter or. What happens tomorrow when they respond to the court order. Well. There's gold he failed to demonstrate emergency and if there is no sense of urgency. I don't think that apple would compromise on the sense of urgency would be it was a bomb ticking on their kindergarten and we need it swing. The Cyprus encryption system immediately. And it changed the debates. They failed to do so we're I don't he would sit back and read the yen at Boston bombers they released into our coal and steel failed to. Fourth protect us. Giving them the keys to the back door allowing the FBI to break the encryption codes. Might be risky. There was a sense of emergency I believe that apple that that be more flexible. I believe they're thank you so much thank you so much. Our thanks to sunny black cats I bother about this is Reuters.