What you need to know
- Apple has shared Tim Cook's CPDP speech on its YouTube channel.
- The speech focuses on privacy and criticizes businesses whose models don't protect it.
Apple has shared a speech by CEO Tim Cook on its main YouTube channel on Tuesday night. The speech, which Cook gave at the European Union's virtual Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection conference last week, focused on the importance of privacy.
The speech focuses on Apple's commitment to privacy and criticizes businesses whose models are built on gathering as much data on their users as possible. Many thought that Cook had Facebook in mind when he stated the following from the speech:
As the video description explains, Cook gave the remarks on January 28th to a group of academic, government, civil, and private sector leaders.
The CEO also gave an interview to Fast Company soon after the speech, once again focusing on the company's commitment to privacy. Cook described privacy as an issue with consequences as dire as climate change:
You can watch Cook's full address below:
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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