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Apple Privacy Executive Defends Encryption After FBI Request

  • Horvath says iPhone health, payment data must be protected
  • Privacy panel marks Apple’s official return to CES conference
Apple’s Senior Director of Global Privacy Jane Horvath speaks at CES 2020 in Las Vegas on Jan. 7. 

Apple’s Senior Director of Global Privacy Jane Horvath speaks at CES 2020 in Las Vegas on Jan. 7. 

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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.