In a recent article published by SC Magazine, Lisa Sotto, head of Hunton & Williams LLP’s Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, provides commentary on the recent case, Apple v. FBI. The article analyzes privacy versus security, and Sotto tells SC Magazine, “[the case] should never have escalated to this, privacy should have been addressed” at the onset of the investigation. Sotto says the government should have “worked with tech companies to craft policies and processes” before an issue of this magnitude arose. The article provides details on the case and discusses differentiators that set the case apart from similar issues in the past, and also provides insight into legislation that could regulate privacy and security matters in the future. Many believe Congress should step in, including Sotto who says, “The courts can’t keep doing it on a piecemeal basis.”

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