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Apple to allow two employees to stand for cross-examination in encrypted iPhone case

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Mar 2016 11:16

Apple to allow two employees to stand for cross-examination in encrypted iPhone case Apple has said this weekend that the U.S. government and Apple will be able to cross-examine each other's witnesses in court, and that the tech giant will make two employees available.
The hearing is set for Tuesday, and all the witnesses have given written declarations in the legal briefs that have already been filed in the case.

Apple will make Chief Privacy Engineer Erik Neuenschwander and Global Law Enforcement Manager Lisa Olle available as witnesses. In his declaration, Neuenschwander says "that Apple would need to create a new operating system to bypass its own security and challenges a government claim that the company creates individual software for different phones," according to Reuters. Olle argued "that creating the new operating system would be burdensome for Apple and would spark more requests from law enforcement. Apple would need to hire people 'whose sole function would be to assist with processing and effectuating such orders.'"

On the government side, two FBI agents will be available as witnesses, electronics engineer Stacey Perino and Christopher Pluhar.

Source:
Reuters

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