Apple’s Tim Cook warns Silicon Valley tech giants over user privacy

25 Oct 2018_campuscad

 Tim Cook

Tim Cook, Apple CEO was talking at 40th International conference of data protection and Privacy commissioners in Brussels on October 24, 2018.

Cook clarifies the Apple stance on user data and its privacy and support the US federal privacy law.

The data synthesis of users like, comments, family and friends, conversations is getting recorded and traded for billions of dollars by tech giants.

Personal information of users is getting harvested and assembled in a manner and sold out to the advertisers.

Selling the ads against the user personal details is harmful and called out it as data industrial complex that tech giants are building in the Silicon Valley.

Quoting the statement that “Apple believes privacy is the fundamental user right but also recognize the everyone not sees the same way”

Personal information of users is used against us with military efficiency and called it a surveillance.

Tim Cook also praised the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law enforced by Europeans.

Recently happened Facebook and Cambridge Analytics data scandal where users data was  synthesized for political ad targeting by the company and Facebook got fine almost £500000 by Britain.

“Good policy and political will can come together to protect the rights of us all.” Said Cook.

He is also meeting with several political leaders around the Europe to enforce the Privacy laws.


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