Don’t Break What Works Issues Statement on New DOJ Lawsuit Against Apple

Washington, D.C. (03/21/2024) – Today, the Don’t Break What Works campaign responded to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) lawsuit against Apple with the following statement: 

“The Department of Justice, like the Federal Trade Commission, is oddly committed to bringing cases that seek to diminish some of America’s most innovative companies – harming powerful drivers of our economy, job creators, and providers of products and services that people love. Today, Apple is the most recent target despite a years-long investigation which now provides little evidence of wrongdoing,” said Chandler Smith Costello, a spokeswoman for the Don’t Break What Works campaign

“If successful, this lawsuit would curtail the privacy and security of Apple products and make it more difficult for them to work seamlessly with each other. It’s hard to see how this enforcement action is a win for consumers,” she continued. 

Today’s case is just the latest example of the DOJ pursuing actions that would hurt American consumers and replace over 40 years of well-established law with a “shoot first, ask questions later” approach. Read more about the FTC’s and DOJ’s attempts to target American companies here.  

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