Last month, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce sent letters to Apple and Google parent company Alphabet with 16 multi-part questions about how the companies handle customer data. Apple has since responded to the letter, reiterating the company's belief that "privacy is a fundamental human right" and that it purposely designs its products and services to minimize its collection of customer data. Timothy Powderly, Director of Federal Government Affairs at Apple, responded on behalf of Apple CEO Tim Cook: Apple provided detailed responses to all 16 questions, and background information on location services, in its full-length letter. Apple's Response to U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Questions on Personal Data Collection by MacRumors on Scribd Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts. Article Link: Apple Responds to U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce: 'The Customer is Not Our Product'