Reports suggest French police were unable to access data on eight phones last year during terror investigations
On Monday, French Socialist MP Yann Galut proposed an amendment to French law that – if passed – would see the US companies punished if they didn’t give French officials backdoor access to terrorists’ Smart phones, which includes iPhone.
Earlier this year in January, France rejected the request for forcing the device manufacturers to create a mandatory backdoor for hardware to bypass encryption. However, the recent FBI vs Apple fight has made them to make some amendment in the law.
It’s not just Apple, but Google has also been targeted, and this law would be applicable for all tech companies. They will be forced to provide the key to bypass security during crime investigation, else pay fine. According to publication, French Government could not access the data or 8 iPhones last year during crime investigation.
At a tech conference in Paris last week, Google chief Sundar Pichai expressed his support for Apple in its standoff with the FBI, warning that creating so-called “backdoors” into encrypted communications could have “bad consequences”.