Data Privacy has had a long history of bickering involving global companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Huawei, and not leaving Apple with many others;
Data outbreaks, unauthorized data leakage or sharing, data manipulation, illegal data capture and several other categories can be described as part of the general data protection rules.
Today, some of the US states are rushing to draft and formulate broader interests regulations for their citizens, consumers, and the good business practices.
US lawmakers seek concrete action on Apple's data security policy
Apple tells properly; "privacy is a fundamental human right," yet its actions have not been considered in line with the US lawmakers who have found what they want in this greeting, obviously. To name a few lawmakers like Rep. Suzan DelBene (Wash.), Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) And California Assemblyman Marc Levine (D), are the ones who have repeatedly said in the media that Apple is not more vocal part of the debate showing lack of activism. & # 39;
On the other hand, Tim CEO Apple's board has clearly outlined the company's data security policy in the interplay with the top lawmakers recently, which has not been played out and helped formulate policies in various US states actively pursuing the same to define its rules.
Cook and other Apple executives have lobbying in Washington, meeting with members of the Congress and the Federal Trade Commission to swap and emphasize that they are taking on computer problems. But this move is also seen by many ̵
Defends the company's view of the problem at large, said spokesman Fred Sainz for Apple "We believe that privacy is a fundamental human right and is at the heart of what it means to be American. In that context, we proposed strong federal law such as protects everyone, regardless of which state they can live. "
Sainz added, " We understand the frustration at state level – we are also frustrated – but this topic is so important that we must be united throughout America. "
" We have clear that we believe that some law should be founded on four principles: the right to have personal data minimized or not collected at all; The right to know what customer data is collected and what for; The user's right to obtain a copy of the data, correct and delete it; And finally, the right to protect personal information through strong security. We have tried for these protections publicly and consistently over one hundred meetings with lawmakers across the country.
We will be the first to say that we can do more and constantly challenge ourselves to do so. We have offered to help write the law and repeat this offer. However, we do not believe in having a company PAC or in using corporate funds to donate to any political candidate and have no intention of doing so. "
Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook Data policy Sing different tuners  Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Huawei also recently have all become involved in the data security control that speaks of individual businesses, fighting out their own battles leading to none common solutions that can handle the problems at hand, and on top of all, it is not right – forget about precise regulations to regulate data security both in the public and private domain to satisfy everyone.
All stakeholders argue for their efforts in this fight for data integrity that triggers leadership over competition and gets big money – or rather self-interest, to be precise.
Google since 1999 has revised its data security policy as follows, chronologically:
- Approximately 1999: Listed in his privacy document as: we are just talking about v are users gathered; Not as individuals to Google share more data for better targeting
- About 2005-2011: We will share personal information with companies, organizations or people outside of Google when we have your consent.
- About 2012: We require unauthorized consent to share sensitive personal information
- About 2018 to introduce: To give users more control and ownership of their data, the nine mentioned policies say that users could export data and many sections explaining how to delete data that reacted according to Europe's general data protection regulation or GDPR
Surprisingly, even Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others have found Apple to & # 39; separated from each other & # 39; even while setting up a common facade  6] on privacy issues at The Capitol Hill.
However, Tuesday will be witnessing a sub-court for sub-courts dealing with antitrust problems, where other tech giants will be stopped by Apple to consider the same.
But what makes the hurting industry group the most is when it has to stand as a united front, Apple clearly stands out and stands out – a bit off & # 39; away from the crowd. & # 39;
The California Assembly Marc Levine (D) has cited two cases where Apple alone came when two privacy bills were introduced into its state legislature this year despite funding its unions during the presentation. In another case to discuss California's plastic bag ban, he was quoted and said: "They lobby in all these other areas. They're just not prominent about privacy."
What is the road ahead now?
A final word about Apple's data policy with a quote by Tim Cook: "Even if you haven't done anything wrong other than thinking differently, you're starting to censor yourself. Not quite at the beginning. Just a little, a little bit later Being risk-free, hopeless, imagining less, wiping less, making less, trying less, talking less, thinking less, the chilling effect of digital surveillance is profound and it touches everything. "
How long does it take for Apple to collaborate with companies and work with the US government to formulate data security policies that take care of consumers in particular, and benefit all stakeholders in the process?
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