Apple defends data privacy in private Congressional meeting

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Apple is apparently attempting to set lawmakers’ minds at ease about potential abuse of data. Anonymous sources tell Politico that Apple executives delivered a briefing meant to “provide an overview of Apple’s new offerings, demonstrate the new products and discuss how Apple sees this market developing” to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. According to an invitation, this included a section where the “chief privacy officer [would] also discuss how the company intends to secure and store consumer health data.”

Politico says it’s not clear whether Apple gave a similar briefing to the Senate, but it points to a letter sent to CEO Tim Cook by Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) two days after the product…

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