NY Judge Rules In Favor Of Apple In Government Request For iPhone Data

In a New York case, Judge Orenstein has ruled in favor of Apple, denying a government request for information on an iPhone. Orenstein had paused the request to allow Apple to file in opposition of the order because it involved the broad interpretation of a law that has been used to force private companies to comply with requests for user information.

The request to compel Apple to provide information on the iPhone was relatively routine (Apple has complied with these requests before,) but relied on an expanded interpretation of the All Writs Act — which is currently also being used to try to force Apple to unlock an iPhone in a separate case in California. In the NY case, Apple could provide information because the iPhone involved was running an older version of iOS, which allows it to extract data similar to an iPhone backup and provide that to the authorities with proper warrant for further analysis.

“…after reviewing the facts in the record and the parties’…

Read the entire article from TechCrunch here: NY Judge Rules In Favor Of Apple In Government Request For iPhone Data

 



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