(via Washington Post)
Apple has been a vocal supporter of protecting user data, but a new report from The Washington Post dives deeper into what lawmakers want from the company. The report details that while Apple has publicly called on lawmakers to pass privacy regulations, it tells a different story behind the scenes.
Tim Cook reportedly invited six Democratic lawmakers to Apple Park earlier this year, and used the meeting as an opportunity to make a case for federal privacy legislation:
“It was the first issue he brought up,” said Rep. Suzan DelBene (Wash.), one of the lawmakers who made the trip to Cupertino, Calif. The Apple chief “really talked about the need for privacy across the board,” said DelBene, a former Microsoft executive.
Report continues to explain that while Apple is pushing for privacy, it is also pushing back hard against state level privacy bills and hasn’t yet voiced support for any federal regulation.
MacDailyNews Take: The only thing worse than no privacy protection regulation would be poor privacy protection that doesn’t really address the matter. Perhaps this is what Apple is holding out for?