Apple CEO Tim Cook (Tim Cook) believes that the technology market should be regulated by the government to protect the personal data of an ordinary user.
“We should all be intellectually honest and recognize that what we are doing is not working. The technology industry requires regulation. There are too many examples when the lack of a framework has caused tremendous damage to society, ”said Cook at the Time 100 Summit in New York.
In his speech, the head of Apple also mentioned the GDPR – a new data protection code introduced by the European Union in May 2018. He called it an example of what US lawmakers could leisurely repeat. At the same time, he suggested that the EU will continue to work on improving these rules.
“Europe is more likely to come up with something. GDPR is a step in the right direction. We strongly advocate regulation – at the moment I see no other way, ”said Cook.
Recall that earlier with a similar statement was made by the founder and head of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg). He believes that regulators and governments should play a more active role in the Internet space in order to protect society.
As for the work on the US analogue of GDPR, the head of DuckDuckGo Gabriel Weinbergalso supports this idea .