Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a letter to the US Senate today advocating for stronger privacy legislation at the federal level. letter a. appears to be in response to bipartisan bill Titled “American Data Protection and Privacy Act” which will describe the types of data companies can collect from people and how they can use it.
letter received by MacRumorsIt is addressed to Maria Cantwell (D-WA), chair of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and Frank Pellone (D-NJ), chairman of the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
In the letter, Cook said that Apple continues to support efforts at the federal level to establish stronger privacy protections for consumers. Cook said the draft resolutions drafted by Senate leaders encouraged Apple and reiterated Apple’s belief that privacy is a fundamental human right. Cook said that while Apple fights to protect users’ privacy, “only Congress can provide stronger privacy protections for all Americans.”
The full text of the letter is as follows:
Dear Presidents Cantwell and Pallone and Ranking Members Vickers and McMorris Rodgers:
Thank you for your continued work on privacy law. Apple continues to support efforts at the federal level to establish stronger privacy protections for consumers, and we are encouraged by the draft proposals prepared by its offices.
We recognize that there are issues that remain to be resolved, but the areas of agreement are far more important than differences. Its drafts will provide adequate protection for consumers, and we write to offer our strong support to achieve this shared goal. With his work, along with President Biden’s call to better protect children’s privacy, it appears that Americans are closer than ever to achieving meaningful privacy protections.
At Apple, we believe that privacy is a fundamental human right. That’s why we have consistently advocated for comprehensive privacy legislation and contributed to this process wherever possible. This is why we have always built products and features that protect users and their information by default. We provide users with transparency about what data is collected and how it is used, and in all our Build robust systems to protect data from users. Products and Services.
While Apple will continue to develop and develop new ways to protect user data, only Congress can provide stronger privacy protections for all Americans. Unfortunately, the continued absence of this important legislation will perpetuate a fragmented approach to privacy rights that leaves many without the rigorous standards we expect to see as the result of your hard work.
We urge you to promote comprehensive privacy legislation as soon as possible, and we stand ready to assist you with this process in the days to come.
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Last month, Apple shared a new announcement highlighting iPhone privacy features like App Tracking Transparency and Mail Privacy Protection, which are designed to give users more transparency and control when it comes to privacy. The collection of your personal data .
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