Industry Group Representing Apple, Google, Amazon and Others Releases User Privacy Framework to Guide Policymakers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), a technology lobbying group that represents companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook, and more, today released a framework for regulations to protect user privacy.

    The ITI's guidelines [PDF] are designed to provide information and guidance for policymakers both in the United States and abroad as they tackle the issue of data privacy online.

    Inspired by Europe's General Data Protection Regulation and privacy protections put in place in other countries, the document suggests individuals should have full rights to control the use of their personal data, and is built on the following principles:
    The text of the document was drafted after "dozens" of meetings with outside groups and policymakers, as well as experts from some of the ITI's member companies, ITI president Dean Garfield told Axios. He says that the framework goes "deeper" than other privacy proposals that have been developed.

    The ITI is hoping the framework will serve as a model for governments worldwide and a "workable alternative" to a "patchwork of laws" that could ultimately lead to uncertainty over the protections that individual consumers are entitled to.

    The ITI's full document with a complete list of suggested guidelines for government reference can be viewed on its website.

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  2. Williesleg macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2014
    NY, NY
    Yeah that should end well.

    Time to move off the cloud.
  3. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    a little late after untold billions of users have had their personal lives slurped up and sold.
    Perhaps it's a gesture of good will, but the data miners got everything they wanted these last twenty years.
  4. Tapiture macrumors 65816


    Oct 1, 2016
    Pretty hilarious that Google and Facebook support an advocacy group for private data protection. These are the most anti-privacy companies I can think of. Not to mention they get hacked every other week.
  5. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    This is like asking the fox how to guard the hen house.
  6. Hastings101 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2010
    Well to be fair the hens don’t do a very good job at it :p
  7. patrickbarnes macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2012
  8. tridley68 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2014
    I don't use the cloud for anything don't trust it and never will.
  9. asiga macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    If users were allowed to completely disable sending any of their data from their devices, all these 5 companies (Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook) would cease business immediately, or would need to move their business from online services to real products. The only exception of the 5 could perhaps be Microsoft, because of their software sales. But Apple would suffer a severe loss if iCloud wasn't required for getting a complete experience from your devices and if iOS didn't send any of your data (no matter if it's anonimized, but your data anyway), Google wouldn't even exist without your data, Amazon wouldn't sell a penny without your data, and Facebook is about making your private life public. So... how can you trust this "fantastic five" team?

    The single fact that these companies, who make their business from our data, are pretending to look privacy-respectful is more or less the same as communism talking about freedom: by talking a lot about freedom, they try to build an image around freedom. These "fantastic five" are just doing the same, but with the "privacy" word instead.
  10. DipDog3 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2002
    How about just pay me $100,000 each time my information is stolen. If you don’t want to pay, then don’t keep my info.
  11. bobenhaus macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    Yeah right. Apple the little Internet Angel that protects the innocent children of the world. It's all BS and don't be gullible.

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