Apple CEO: On "data industrial complex" “shouldn’t sugarcoat the consequences. This is surveillance"
We are concerned that many powerful interests are exploiting data in increasingly sinister ways. This includes corporations AND governments. Many times they work together. The threat is very real and it is growing. A tyranny of algorithms is possible if we aren't careful.
Cook argued for a US privacy law to prioritize four things:
1. data minimization — “the right to have personal data minimized”, saying companies should “challenge themselves” to de-identify customer data or not collect it in the first place
2. transparency — “the right to knowledge”, saying users should “always know what data is being collected and what it is being collected for, saying it’s the only way to “empower users to decide what collection is legitimate and what isn’t”. “Anything less is a shame,” he added
3. the right to access — saying companies should recognize that “data belongs to users”, and it should be made easy for users to get a copy of, correct and delete their personal data
4. the right to security — saying “security is foundational to trust and all other privacy rights”