Apple is once again being pressurised to create an iPhone backdoor which will allow the Australian government to access data stored on a device. This comes after the country faced struggles in dealing with strong encryption under a new proposed law.
Attorney General George Brandis in an interview with SkyNews stated the government hoped to see what he described as “voluntary cooperation” from tech companies. This basically means tech firms will be agreeing with putting backdoors in its products, and also a backup plan is also in place in case the firms refuse to comply.
“But we will also be legislating so that we do have that coercive power if […] we don’t get the cooperation we seek. We will be pursuing both of these avenues,” he was quoted as saying.
Even as of now Apple has not yet placed any comment on such a request, it is most likely to say no. This is given the fact that the Cupertino based company has previously refused bundling backdoors into its products and promptly got into trouble with other governments across the globe.