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Berlin court rules against Apple data protection guidelines

The Court of Appeal in Berlin has ruled that the data protection guidelines used by Apple in 2011 were partially inadequate. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZBV) against Apple Sales International, which operated the online Apple Store in Germany until 2012.

Source: Berlin court rules against Apple data protection guidelines – Telecompaper

Apple cracks down on Facebook after it paid teens for access to their data

Facebook paid users as young as 13 to install an app that gave the company access to everything their phone sent or received over the internet. In response, Apple has revoked Facebook’s ability to publish certain apps, in a move that could have far-reaching implications for both companies.

Facebook has been accused of exploiting a loophole in Apple’s privacy regulations to publish the iPhone app, which provided it with data it used to keep ahead of youth trends.

Source: Apple cracks down on Facebook after it paid teens for access to their data

Tim Cook demands a way for users to delete their personal data

The Apple CEO wants the FTC to set up a data-broker clearinghouse so people can see the data that companies have collected on them.

Right now, Cook said, there’s no federal standard protecting consumers. He called on the US Congress to pass “comprehensive federal privacy legislation” and reiterated four principles that he presented to a global body of privacy regulators last year.

Source: Tim Cook demands a way for users to delete their personal data – Naked Security

Apple chief calls for laws to tackle ‘shadow economy’ of data firms

Apple’s chief executive has called for regulation to tackle the “shadow economy” of data brokers – intermediaries who trade in the personal information of largely unsuspecting consumers – as the company continues its push to be seen as supportive of privacy.

Source: Apple chief calls for laws to tackle ‘shadow economy’ of data firms | Technology | The Guardian

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Gets Reputation Hit After Data Blunders

Facebook is the least trustworthy of all major tech companies when it comes to safeguarding user data, according to a new national poll conducted for Fortune, highlighting the major challenges the company faces following a series of recent privacy blunders.

Only 22% of Americans said that they trust Facebook with their personal information, far less than Amazon (49%), Google (41%), Microsoft (40%), and Apple (39%).

Full article: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Gets Reputation Hit After Data Blunders | Fortune

A Rising Crescendo Demands Data Ethics and Data Responsibility

Data ethics is not a subject that you would have expected to be a centerpiece of conversation among Chief Data Officers and senior business leaders in the recent past. However, times are changing. However, times are changing. Just this past week, Apple CEO Tim Cook condemned what he called the “data-industrial complex”. It is against this backdrop that data ethics has rapidly moved to the forefront of any meaningful discussion about data.

Full article: A Rising Crescendo Demands Data Ethics and Data Responsibility

Apple expected to say GDPR a model for US privacy regulation

According to a report from Reuters, Apple CEO Tim Cook will praise the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a privacy model that the U.S. should emulate. This is according to an early look at prepared remarks that Cook will deliver at a conference of international data protection regulators being held Brussels, Belgium. Apple’s Tim Cook will also call for comprehensive federal privacy rules in the U.S. But Cook’s favorable view of GDPR could put Apple at odds with other tech company peers, which want less restrictive rules.

Source: Report: Apple expected to say GDPR a model for US privacy regulation – Marketing Land

Apple gives U.S. users tool to see what data it has collected

Apple on Wednesday rolled out an online tool to users in the United States and several other countries to download, change or delete all the data that the iPhone maker has collected on them. It also gives users a simpler way to make changes to the data, suspend their Apple account or even permanently delete it. Previously such tool was available to users in the European Union and was built in response to the region’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

Source: Apple gives U.S. users tool to see what data it has collected | Reuters

China reportedly infiltrated Apple and other US companies using ‘spy’ chips on servers

U.S-based server motherboard specialist Supermicro was compromised in China where government-affiliated groups are alleged to have infiltrated its supply chain to attach tiny chips, some merely the size of a pencil tip, to motherboards which ended up in servers deployed in the U.S. The goal was to gain an entry point within company systems to potentially grab IP or confidential information. While the micro-servers themselves were limited in terms of direct capabilities, they represented a “stealth doorway” that could allow China-based operatives to remotely alter how a device functioned to potentially access information.

Source: China reportedly infiltrated Apple and other US companies using ‘spy’ chips on servers | TechCrunch

Silicon Valley finally pushes for data privacy laws at Senate hearing

Amazon, Apple, Google, and others endorsed federal data privacy laws Wednesday, but experts argue consumer voices were lacking It seems Silicon Valley and Congress can finally agree on something after all – the need for data privacy regulation.

Source: Silicon Valley finally pushes for data privacy laws at Senate hearing

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