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Apple, FBI To Clash Again In Congress Over Encryption

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an event in March 2016.Photograph by Justin Sullivan—Getty Images

(Reuters) – Apple (AAPL) and the FBI will return to Congress next week to testify before lawmakers about their heated disagreement over law enforcement access to encrypted devices, a congressional committee announced on Thursday.

Apple’s general counsel, Bruce Sewell, and Amy Hess, executive assistant director for science and technology at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will testify on separate panels before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Tuesday, in addition to other law enforcement officials and technology experts.