apple ceo urges legislators to draft comprehensive privacy legislation, but how much can the heavy tech hitter influence congress?
by rick richardson
early in june, apple’s tim cook wrote to legislators involved in the drafting of the american data privacy and protection act (adppa). in the letter, cook said apple realizes there are several outstanding issues but that areas of agreement outweigh the differences.
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cook argued privacy is a “fundamental human right” for apple and that the company believes in protecting users and, by default, their information. cook stated apple minimizes data collected, offers user transparency on what data is collected and how it is used, and builds systems to protect user information.