January 9, 2020
Apple and Facebook have been told current privacy practices are ‘untenable’ by the US Federal Trade Commissioner during a debate on the issue.
A panel focused on privacy at CES in Las Vegas featured executives from the two firms who were urged to take more responsibility on the issue.
Federal Trade Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter said the number of data breaches reported in recent years proved that more needed to be done to safeguard users.
Apple and Facebook’s executives both claim their respective firms are improving customer privacy by allowing users to control their own data collection settings.
But Ms Slaughter rebuked these clams and said it is unreasonable for companies to expect consumers to be fully aware of how their data is being harvested due to the complexity and lack of transparency.
This article was posted: Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 5:05 am