The FBI is not necessarily asking for an all-purpose back door, as Cook had stated. In the past, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies have asked businesses, phone companies and banks to cooperate with their investigations. Those requests remained relatively uncontroversial as long as they stayed specific, limited and subject to judicial scrutiny. And in this case, most of Farook's privacy rights passed away when he did. In this case, however, there is more at stake than a single terrorist's single cellphone. If Apple's claim that breaking into this phone would make everyone's data less secure, the FBI's request exposes us all to having our private data hacked. This puts two fundamental rights in conflict with each other, and this is an election year.