by Axios | Updated on 1.17.19
Apple CEO Tim Cook writes for TIME: "In 2019, it’s time to stand up for the right to privacy — yours, mine, all of ours."
What he's saying: "This problem is solvable — it isn’t too big, too challenging or too late," Cook writes. "Innovation, breakthrough ideas and great features can go hand in hand with user privacy — and they must. Realizing technology’s potential depends on it."
"[W]e believe the Federal Trade Commission should establish a data-broker clearinghouse, requiring all data brokers to register, enabling consumers to track the transactions that have bundled and sold their data from place to place, and giving users the power to delete their data on demand, freely, easily and online, once and for all."
A flashback to Cook's interview with "Axios on HBO" in November: "I'm a big believer in the free market. But we have to admit when the free market is not working. And it hasn't worked here."
Why it matters, from NBC's Dylan Byers: "This is Cook's most aggressive call for federal action on data privacy to date. It is also another shot at rivals like Facebook and Google that have left user data vulnerable to third parties."
Written by Axios
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Do your job Democrats.
Large corporations love enshrining regulations they already follow in law. Helps keep out the competition.
This seems like We consumers should have been able to do this and to have been protected from the get go. Yes.
Ha! Big data simply wants to codify how much of your data they can monetize without risk (to them, yours is irrelevant). Anyone else having issues with the Post My Comments button? Or is it just Conservatives.
Come on, Congress! DO SOMETHING😁
Step 1: teach congress how data is used.
Given the ever expanding online presence of citizens, this is a very important topic that needs to be enshrined into our core civil rights. There need to be protections around online data privacy similar to protections around speech or property. I hope action is taken soon.
Protect citizens. Pass thoughtful, appropriate privacy legislation.
Let’s model it after the successful European version.
Oh yeah but I find it absolutely hilarious that Tim Cook is doing this thing that my identity with Apple has been stolen and compromise for over a year in fact Apple even saw who did it and they didn’t do shit. Never throw stones in a glass house, That data breach that I had it only went on for about a year cost me my banking accounts and ability to get medical care but sure oh yeah aside that too me and my parents almost died in the fire because we couldn’t even call 911 thanks Apple
Absolutely. Do. Something to protect Americans.
I am all about privacy!
What needs to happen is a another board breach of rich folks’ financial data such as the Panama papers. But instead of it being kept on the down low, the information should be distributed far and wide. Then us commoners would get a sliver of privacy.
I honestly think most our Congress is a bit too old and out of touch to really understand what this means. Personally, I believe in keeping personal "e-data" out of private business, but it can be monitored and collected by federal or state government if you are subject to an investigation or on parole. Ramifications to passing such a policy, however, is the difficulty for small or privately owned websites (remember not all sites are wealthy corporations), the means to sustainable income. You might see many of your favorite websites disappear as consequence.
Back the 4th!
This should have done years ago. It’s time to time the selling and data mining of peoples private data.
Not sure how this would done. Need a team of high tech people to draft it. Keep it a tech doc without politics