The US Eastern District Court of New York asked Apple whether the assistance the government seeks from Apple to investigate consumers’ electronic devices is technically feasible and, if so, whether compliance with the proposed order would be unduly burdensome.
Apple filed a brief in which it stated: “the government’s requested order would be substantially burdensome, as it would be impossible to perform”. Devices running iOS 8 or higher have a combination of hardware and software security features that prevent Apple from taking possession of password protected devices and extract unencrypted users’ data.
Apple’s response to the court, and motion for leave to file brief of amici curiae filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, New York Civil Liberties Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation in case Case 1:15-mc-01902-JO, are available at https://cryptome.org…. Open Pdf
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