Apple Plans to Support Senate Privacy Rules

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Apple plans to support Senate privacy rules during a hearing this week. Axios reports that it obtained an Apple executive’s prepared testimony.

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Senate Privacy Rules

In a Senate hearing September 26, called “Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy” Bud Tribble, Apple’s VP of software technology and leader of privacy engineering, will represent the company. Apple is supporting new federal privacy regulations on the table.

Screenshot of Apple's privacy page. Apple plans to support Senate privacy rules during a hearing this week.

Mr. Tribble is expected to make statements like:

We want your device to know everything about you; we don’t feel that we should…

And

These concepts have guided our design process for years because privacy is a core value at Apple, not an obligation or an aftermarket add-on.

Earlier this year Tim Cook called for “well-crafted regulation” and it sounds like this is the beginning of that. Other companies that will have representatives testifying include Google, Twitter, Amazon, AT&T, and Charter Communications.

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