Washington, D.C.
BSA | The Software Alliance, the Consumer Technology Association, the
Information Technology Industry Council, and TechNet will file an amicus brief
in support of Apple. Our groups have
serious concerns over calls for weakened encryption and the implications they
present to privacy and security. The All
Writs Act does not authorize the government to force a company to create a new
product or design a product in a particular way. Moreover, the government’s interpretation of
the All Writs Act leaves no room for weighing critical issues like maintaining
the security of individuals’ most personal information. We and our member companies have great
respect for the FBI and support its mission.
We are committed to finding balanced solutions which protect the safety
and privacy of our citizens without damaging public trust or undermining