Apple CEO Tim Cook will take part in a Q&A session with U.S. senator Orrin Hatch this Friday, as part of the senator’s Utah Tech Tour.
The event is set to highlight the state’s technology community, and Apple CEO is expected to provide short address before taking questions from Hatch and members of the public, including those submitted through an online form.
What topics will be discussed is unclear, but they will likely to dusciss the problem of national security versus personal privacy taking into account the company’s recent dustup with the U.S. Department of Defense and the FBI. Apple refused to obey a court order requesting the Cupertino company unlock an iPhone tied to San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook.
Senator Hatch serves as the Chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force, and he is certainly aware of Apple’s position on the encryption debate. Moreover, in April Hatch invited members of the Senate to a special Q&A session with Ted Olson, a prominent lawyer whom Apple hired to head its legal team during its dispute with the FBI.
Additionally, Cook is also believed to talk about Apple’s latest products and services.
The Utah Tech Tour is set to take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. MDT on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Grand America in Salt lake City. The event is open to the public. Tickets are availbale to purchase via the Utah Tech Tour website.