April 1, 2016 — Pepperdine Law professor Victoria L. Schwartz is quoted in a March 28 Bloomberg article titled “U.S. Drops Apple Case After Getting Into Terrorist’s iPhone.” The article considers how the case reflects the tension between personal privacy and national security in the mobile Internet age.
The U.S. may have a harder time going back to court in future cases where it requires a company to cooperate with a similar investigation because, after first telling the judge only Apple could help unlock the phone, the government has come back a month later saying it doesn’t need Apple’s help after all, according to Victoria Schwartz, an associate law professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
“It looks like the government cried wolf,” Schwartz said in a phone interview. “Next time, a court may take a more careful look at their request for a similar order.”
Read the full story on Bloomberg.