Information Technology Trump criticises Apple's encryption stance on Pensacola phones Updated : January 15, 2020 08:26 AM IST The episode marks the latest flare-up in a privacy debate between technology companies such as Apple and Facebook Inc and authorities. Apple has said it cannot access data that is encrypted with a passcode and stored on an iPhone. The tech companies argue that strong encryption protects the privacy and security of their users. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.