The long-simmering struggle between two essential American interests came to a dramatic head this week when Apple indicated its intent to appeal a court order directing the company to unlock an iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the San Bernardino terrorists. The case brought to light the enduring and intense battle between privacy rights and national security. For over a decade, Americans have grappled with how to prevent acts of terrorism on American soil without contravening our highly valued right to privacy.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on April 9, 2016. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Dolph, Anastasia, "Terrorism Versus the Right to Privacy: Apple Takes on the DOJ" (2016). AELJ Blog. 98.