Apple's general counsel will tell members of a congressional committee on Tuesday that the FBI's demand to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters will set a "dangerous precedent."
Bruce Sewell, the company's chief lawyer, will testify to members of the House Judiciary Committee that while the company has "no sympathy for terrorists," the government's demands would "weaken the security" for every iPhone.
The general counsel will argue in his opening remarks that the government is "asking for a backdoor into the iPhone -- specifically to build a software tool that can break the encryption system which protects personal information on every iPhone."
"Building that software tool would not affect just one iPhone," the remarks added.
Earlier this month, US judge Sheri Pym ordered Apple to provide "reasonable technical assistance" by building and providing software that would allow federal agents to beat a security feature preventing the phone from erasing after a number of failed unlocking attempts.