Congress To Tim Cook: How The Company Is Protecting The Personal Information Of Mobile Device Users?

Posted on Mar 15 2012 - 9:15am by Editorial Staff

Seems like Congress isn’t able to analyze Apple’s consumer privacy protections policy, this is what the reason that the Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter (via AllThingsD) to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook stating that to send a company representative to Washington so as being able to formally brief it on how the company is protecting the person information of mobile device users.

The committee’s letter in full below:

Mr. Tim Cook

Chief Executive Officer, Apple Inc.

1 Infinite Loop

Cupertino, CA 95014

Dear Mr. Cook:

We have received and reviewed the reply of Apple Inc., to our February 15, 2012, letter requesting information about your company’s app developer policies and practices to protect the privacy and security of your mobile device users’ information. We thank you for responding to our letter.

The March 2 reply we received from Apple does not answer a number of the questions we raised about the company’s efforts to protect the privacy and security of its mobile device users. In addition, subsequent to our letter, concerns have been raised about the manner in which apps can access photographs on your mobile devices and tools provided by Apple to consumers to prevent unwanted online tracking. [1] To help us understand these issues, we request that you make available representatives to brief our staff on the Energy and Commerce Committee.

If you have any questions regarding this request, please contact Felipe Mendoza with the Energy and Commerce Committee staff at 202-226-3400.

Sincerely,

Henry A. Waxman

Ranking Member

G.K. Butterfield

Ranking Member

Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

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