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Apple Privacy Executive Defends Encryption After FBI Request (1)

Jan. 7, 2020, 11:02 PM

Apple Inc.’s top privacy executive defended the company’s use of encryption after recent clashes with law enforcement and politicians over access to information locked on iPhones.

IPhones are prone to be lost or stolen, so Apple needs to make sure the devices are encrypted to protect data such as health and payment information, Senior Director of Global Privacy Jane Horvath said during a panel discussion at the CES technology conference in Las Vegas.

Jane Horvath speaks at CES 2020 on Jan. 7.
Photographer: David Becker/Getty Images

She also called terrorism and child sexual abuse “abhorrent” and stressed that Apple helps law enforcement with investigations every day.

The FBI recently asked Apple...

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