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This issue of data privacy is once again in the spotlight. Apple dominated the headlines this week after the company’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook made an unprecedented move to fight a court order in the San Bernardino terror investigation that is calling for the company to create—for the first time—a software that would allow the FBI to circumvent the iPhones’ airtight security features. The debate: Is there really a “back-door” to data that can only be accessed by law enforcement officials?

Companies continue to face hurdles in implementing robust cyber security protocols in the wake of sophisticated cyber attacks that put customers and corporations at risk. Apple’s case highlights the ongoing debate between Silicon Valley and Washington D.C. on individual privacy rights. For corporate governance and Chief Information Officers, as technology advances, the challenge of protecting data will only get tougher. Here’s how Twitter reacted to Apple’s stance on privacy:

 

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