Apple vs. FBI case colors European debate about securing digital identity
Although Apple does not exhibit at Mobile World Congress, the giant trade show in Barcelona, the company casts a long shadow over it.
The iPhone maker’s influence there extends to app developers, accessory vendors and, now, the debate about securing digital identity.
In a keynote session on security at the show, moderator Michael O’Hara asked presenters whether they sided with Apple or the U.S. government in the legal dispute over whether Apple should help the Federal Bureau of Investigation unlock an iPhone belonging to the employer of one of the San Bernardino attack suspects.
For Simon Segars, CEO of ARM, the company that designs the microprocessors found in most smartphones, “It’s a complex situation, there are rights and wrongs.”