Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Wednesday that customer data is being used by companies to increase profits “militarised efficiency,” and calls for federal privacy laws in the United States. But Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended his company’s ad-based business model by saying that users are aware of making certain concessions for free services.
In a speech at the International Data Protection and Privacy Committee meeting, Cook said that Apple
would support US privacy laws and also promise Apple’s commitment to protecting user data and privacy.
In the past, Apple designed some products to protect users. This approach is not like Google and Facebook this year, largely to avoid the user data privacy scandal.
“This crisis is real, It is not imagined, or exaggerated, or crazy. We at Apple are in full support of a comprehensive federal privacy law in the United States,” Cook told privacy regulators, corporate executives and other participants.
After the data privacy of millions of Internet and social media, users have been severely damaged in Europe and the United States, the issue of how to use data and how consumers protect their personal information has received widespread attention.