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Apple's FBI Clash Risks Piercing Trust in EU Privacy Shield

  • Battle over unlocking iPhone may make EU pact a tougher sell
  • National EU data watchdogs vowed to assess pact by next month
pedestrian walks by the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue while avoiding a small demonstration held along the sidewalk, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in New York. Protesters assembled in more than 30 cities around the world to lash out at the FBI for obtaining a court order that requires Apple to make it easier to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a gunman in December's mass murders in California.
Photographer: Julie Jacobson/AP Photo
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Apple Inc.’s fight with the U.S. government over whether it can be forced to help unlock an iPhone has spilled across borders, threatening to delay a trans-Atlantic pact protecting European data from American eyes.

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