Apple's Tim Cook Calls for more Regulations on Data Privacy

Apple’s Tim Cook Calls for more Regulations on Data Privacy

During a session on global inequality at the annual China Development Forum in Beijing, Chief Executive Apple Inc. Tim Cook called for “well-crafted” regulations that prevent the information of users being put together and applied in new ways without their knowledge.

This certain situation is so dire and has become so large that probably some well-crafted regulation is necessary. After being asked if the use of data should be restricted in light of the Facebook incident.

Apple Inc. Tim Cook has Called for Stronger Privacy Regulations

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg belatedly apologized for failing to better control its customers data following reports that it let Cambridge Analytica amass information on 50 million users. The social network’s shares have tumbled 14 percent following the reports.

The ability of anyone to know what you’ve been browsing about for years, who your contacts are, who their contacts are, things you like and dislike and every intimate detail of your life from my own point of view it shouldn’t exist.

Cook said:

We’ve worried for a number of years that people in many countries were giving up data probably without knowing fully what they were doing and that these detailed profiles that were being built of them, that one day something would occur and people would be incredibly offended by what had been done without them being aware of it.

Meanwhile the Top U.S. executives from Google chief Sundar Pichai to IBM’s Ginny Rometty gathered in Beijing this weekend under the shadow of a brewing trade war, as U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to slap tariffs on Chinese goods, potentially affecting more than $50 billion worth of products.

Although Until the U.S. government formalizes the details of the tariffs, the impact on American companies will be difficult to gauge. Cook said that he held passionate views on the issue and that he’d personally weighed into the debate.

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