Apple CEO Demands Federal Data Privacy Legislation

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January 17th 2019, By Lindsey O'Donnell

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called on the government to double down on data privacy regulation in 2019.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is adding his voice to the wave of tech giants, privacy watchdogs, and consumers calling for the government to roll out tightened consumer data privacy regulations.

The Apple executive called on Congress to pass “comprehensive federal privacy legislation” that would effectively regulate the collection of personal data, increases transparency around how and why data is collected, enables the right to access and delete personal data, and amps up data security.

“In 2019, it’s time to stand up for the right to privacy—yours, mine, all of ours,” said Cook in a Wednesday op-ed in Time. “Consumers shouldn’t have to tolerate another year of companies irresponsibly amassing huge user profiles, data breaches that seem out of control and the vanishing ability to control our own digital lives.”

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