Samsung called customer privacy "extremely important" and said any requirement to build backdoors into its devices would undermine trust, as it weighs in on Apple Inc.'s escalating battle against the U.S. government. The world's largest smartphone vendor echoed many of its arch-rival's arguments but said it hadn't decided if it will file a friend-of-the-court amicus brief in support of Apple.
Samsung stated that "Ensuring trust in our products and services is our top priority. Our phones are embedded with encryption that protects privacy and content, and they do not have backdoors. When required to do so, and within the law, we work with law enforcement agencies. However, any requirement to create a backdoor could undermine consumers' trust."
Trying to get a free ride on the publicity surrounding Apple's firm position on the issue of privacy is yet another cheap move by Samsung.