BRUSSELS — The head of Apple has endorsed tough privacy laws for both Europe and the U.S. and renewed the technology giant's commitment to protecting personal data, which he warned was being "weaponised" against users.Speaking at an international conference on data privacy, Apple CEO Tim Cook applauded European Union authorities for bringing in a strict new data privacy law this year and said the iPhone maker supports a U.S. federal privacy law.Cook's remarks, along with comments due later from Google and Facebook top bosses, in the European Union's home base in Brussels, underscore how the U.S. tech giants are jostling to curry favor in the region as regulators tighten their scrutiny. Data protection has become a major political issue worldwide, and European regulators have led the charge in setting new rules for the big internet companies. The EU's new General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, requires companies to change the way they do business in the region, and a number … [Read more...] about Did Tim Cook just slam Facebook and Google? Apple CEO warns data being ‘weaponised’
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Oct. 24, 2018 / 11:42 AM GMT By Alyssa Newcomb Apple's Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook called for a comprehensive privacy law in the United States, citing Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation as an example for holding companies accountable to protect customer data. "It is time for the rest of the world, including my home country, to follow suit," Cook told privacy regulators who gathered in Brussels on Wednesday for the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. "We at Apple are in full support of a comprehensive federal privacy law in the United States.” When the European Union's GDPR went into effect last May, it asserted that residents of the 28 member states own the personal data that companies collect on them and have a right to ask for a copy or to have it erased. The new law also makes … [Read more...] about Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for comprehensive privacy law in the U.S.
News / UK and world by Press Association October 24, 2018, 11:03 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Apple boss Tim Cook has said the technology giant fully supports the introduction of a “comprehensive federal privacy law” in the US to protect users and their data. Mr Cook said the company recognises that privacy is a “fundamental human right” but “rogue actors and even governments” have taken advantage of user trust to undermine society in what he labelled a “crisis”. The Apple chief executive was speaking at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, and said the technology industry must take more responsibility for the devices and services it creates. He said the use of data was being weaponised with military efficiency against users and criticised the mentality of “profits over privacy” in some parts of the industry. … [Read more...] about Tim Cook calls for federal privacy law in the US
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, is expected to warn the big tech Masters of the Universe of the risks of losing their users’ trust at a conference in Brussels this week. Politico reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to warn that Silicon Valley tech companies must maintain their users’ trust if they wish to continue to operate successfully. Cook is expected to speak at a privacy conference in Brussels where he will state that privacy is a fundamental human right and endorse efforts in Washington D.C. to pass U.S. federal privacy laws, similar to the European Union’s GDPR laws.The Apple Chief Executive is expected to say: “We will never achieve technology’s true potential without the full faith and confidence of the people who use it. We are optimistic about technology’s awesome potential for good. But we know that it won’t happen on its own.” Cook is also expected to praise the E.U.’s GDPR laws stating that they are an … [Read more...] about Apple CEO Tim Cook Will Warn Big Tech of ‘Losing Users Trust’
Oct 16, 6:50 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Denisse Moreno 01/05/18 AT 2:32 PM Product delays under Apple CEO Tim Cook’s tenure have more than doubled compared to his predecessor Steve Jobs, according to analysis by the Wall Street Journal.The report comes as customers wait for the new HomePod, which was revealed in September. The speaker’s release date was initially in December but was pushed back.Delays have led to longer wait times between Apple product announcements and the shipping stage. Over the past six years, Apple has had an average of 23 days for new and updated items, longer waits than six years prior when the company saw an 11-day average.Cook, who became CEO in 2011, has seen three major products miss their projected shipping dates. The Apple Watch was promised for early 2015, but instead the company released the device in late April. The Apple Watch also saw long wait … [Read more...] about Tim Cook Vs Steve Jobs: Apple Device Delays Have Doubled Under Current CEO