Cupertino: Apple has “an obligation” to protect Personal data and privacy, chief executive Tim Cook said today, reaffirming his stand in a high-profile court showdown with the US government on encryption.
Cook was speaking at an Apple product unveiling at the company’s nerve center, one day before a court hearing on a hotly contested FBI effort to force the company to help break into the iPhone of a shooter embroiled in a deadly December attack.
“We need to decide as a nation how much power the Gov. should have over our data and our privacy,” Cook told the crowd gathered for the event.
“We believe strongly we have an obligation to help protect your data and your privacy. We owe it to our customers. We will not shrink from this responsiblity.”