Apple and the FBI will need to compromise, Cisco’s CEO says
Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins gave up a chance to strongly support enterprise mobility partner Apple in its fight with the FBI over iPhone encryption.
Asked about the controversy during a press briefing at Mobile World Congress, Robbins said he doesn’t think vendors should put back doors in products. But when it comes to personal privacy versus national security, “There needs to be a balance,” he said. Ultimately, the two sides will need to compromise, Robbins said.
“Our situation is completely different” from Apple’s, because Cisco’s customers make the choice whether and how to use encryption on the company’s products, he said.