Apple makes new intervention in encryption row - Independent.ie: "“The bill would attempt to force non-UK companies to take actions that violate the laws of their home countries,” said Apple’s submission.
“This would immobilise substantial portions of the tech sector and spark serious international conflicts. It would also likely be the catalyst for other countries to enact similar laws, paralysing multinational corporations under the weight of what could be dozens or hundreds of contradictory country-specific laws.”
“Those businesses affected will have to cope with a set of overlapping foreign and domestic laws. When these laws inevitably conflict, the businesses will be left having to arbitrate between them, knowing that in doing so they might risk sanctions. That is an unreasonable position to be placed in.”
And Apple says that its own incorporation in Ireland means that the UK is trying to legislate for companies outside its jurisdiction.
“If the UK asserts jurisdiction over Irish or American businesses, other states will too,” the company said in its submission. “We know that the IP bill process is being watched closely by other countries.”" 'via Blog this'