Apple vs. the FBI: A Fight That Could Turn Ugly

Industry participants give their thoughts on what the ‘FBI v. Apple' case could mean for capital markets firms.


On December 2, 2015, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people and injured 22 others in San Bernardino, California. In order to get more information on the pair and to see if a larger terror cell exists in the US, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants Apple to provide the agency with custom access—a backdoor—into Farook's encrypted work-provided iPhone.

At the request of the Justice Department, a federal magistrate judge—through the use of a law called the All Wri