MOSCOW, March 1 (RAPSI) – A judge from a New York court ruled on Monday that Apple can’t be forced to assist FBI by providing an access to data stored on a locked iPhone, Associated Press has reported.

According to Associated Press, this ruling was made regarding a routine Brooklyn drug case.

On February 16, a California magistrate judge ordered Apple to create special software that would allow authorities to crack into iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter, Associated Press has reported.

The U.S. Justice Department and Apple came to a clash during investigation of San Bernardino shooting case. Authorities demand Apple to assist with the recovery of stored information from an iPhone of the shooter while the company believes that this may create an incident for consumer rights’ breach.

Since then several similar requests to help with providing of iPhone information were dismissed by Apple.