Tim Cook wants a law to let consumers delete their personal data

Tim Cook wants a law to let consumers delete their personal data

Apple CEO Tim Cook blasted what he called the ’shadow economy’ of data collectors and sellers, and said users must have full control over their information. Cook said the government must pass legislation to protect consumer privacy and limit the amount of data firms can collect. He added that the FTC should create a ’data-broker clearinghouse’ that would allow consumers to track their data.

Presley Perswain
Presley Perswain 1 year

How about legislation to protect freedom of speech from corporate censorship? Oh, right, Tim and Apple are against freedom of speech. No Tim, you don't get to act self-righteous.

Paris Cloud
Paris Cloud 1 year

Apple first. Let's see how it works out. (I do think it sounds like a good idea, but it should be private-sector driven without regulation).

theLifeOf 1 year

Yes, allow us to permanently and completely delete personal data. Also, how about that freedom of speech stuff Tim? Would be nice if you’d support that.

M.Twain 1 year

Sounds good to me, I'm for anything that gives me more control.

Steven Cline
Steven Cline 1 year

He doesn't need a law. He can institute it at his company and see what the market does.

Weaponeer (Low Speed)
Weaponeer (Low Speed) 1 year

Hypocrisy. He wants to protect customers data but wants to censor speech he doesn’t agree with.

Brandon Barnett
Brandon Barnett 1 year

I agree that people should have more control over there own data and be able to delete it. However I think though that the question if the government should have regulations on it. This is questionable since sometimes regulations can cause problems.

CoLpOeSnED 1 year

i dont think the us gov would pass this because they buy/utilize the same info

Jet Portal Radio
Jet Portal Radio 1 year

Most software companies already have the framework in place because of EU laws so it shouldn’t be that hard

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