Before posting to this discussion, read the following case study:
Jayakumar, T., & Tahora, S. (2016). Building a “backdoor” to the iPhone: An ethical dilemma (Links to an external site.) . Ivey Publishing.
After you have read the case, express your views on Apple’s stance and FBI demands using the questions posed in the case (Jayakumar & Tahora, 2016, p. 1):
- Was Cook justified in his refusal to heed the U.S. government’s demand to build a one-time access to the iPhone retrieved from the terrorists on the grounds of protecting customer digital privacy?
- Was Apple’s obligation to protect customer privacy greater than its obligation to contribute to national security?
- What dilemmas did Cook and the Apple management team face in this decision?
- How could the dilemmas be resolved?
There is no right and wrong answer, however, you must make a solid argument to support your view.