Recently Apple, the leading company won a tough tussle with FBI over a case. On Monday, New York’s federal magistrate rejected the US Government’s enforcement on Apple regarding a drug case where the company had to help recover the data from an iPhone. This ruling was issued regarding the drug case against Jun Feng. This man was proved guilty in October during the case hearings. This sort of ruling is a boost to similar case of San Bernardino where Apple resisted against FBI’s similar efforts on the company.
The Drug Enforcement Administration had a consultation with FBI regarding the case wherein the organization claimed that they were unable to access the guilty’s phone i.e Feng’s iphone. DEA and FBI has informed that they tried to unlock the security measures but could not overcome Apple’s operating system. Thus, in reaction to this, government had filed a motion seeking wherein they ordered that “Apple has to assist” under the same law of All Writs Act. Under such law, nine cases are already filed. Such orders had also passed in recent San Bernardino case as well.
Judge Orenstein announced that as per previous cases and their decisions, AWA cannot force Apple to be a part of the case where it has no part to play. Thus, the very law doesn’t allow anyone to impose any such obligation on any organization to do any of the tasks against its will. The judge also raised a question against AWA that whether it can allow any third party involvement in such criminal case.