February 25, 2016 / 6:13 PM / in a year

FBI director, Apple general counsel to testify March 1: House panel

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The Apple Store is seen in Santa Monica, California, United States, February 23, 2016.Lucy Nicholson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director James Comey and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Senior Vice President and General Counsel Bruce Sewell will testify at a March 1 congressional hearing on encryption issues, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee said in a statement on Thursday.

The hearing comes amid a dispute between the tech giant and the government over unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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