Adelphi Associate Professor Mark Grabowski, J.D., comments on the fight between Apple and the FBI.
With Apple’s recent refusal to comply with the FBI’s request for a back door to break into the phone of one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters, much has been said about the personal privacy rights . While pundits and the public debate whether or not they should support Apple’s statement in defense of privacy rights, Mark Grabowski, J.D., associate professor in , argues in the Augusta Free Press that no matter what the outcome of this battle, the public will lose.
Grabowski notes while the cause for protecting consumers is a noble one, Apple as a company has also had a history of using its influence to be above the laws of the democratic process of the country. He says in the article, “Americans face a predicament: Do they support a government pushing for surveillance reminiscent of the dystopian society fictionalized in Orwell’s chilling classic Nineteen Eighty-Four? Or do they rally behind a greedy, opportunistic corporation that seems to think it’s above the law?”
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