Apple CEO Claims Antitrust App Store Laws Will Hurt Privacy

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By Ben Kochman (April 12, 2022, 8:27 PM EDT) — Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday slammed proposed legislation in Congress and the EU that takes aim at alleged anti-competitive tactics in tech giants’ app stores, claiming that such laws would allow “data-hungry” developers to get around Apple’s privacy rules.

“If we are forced to let unvetted apps onto iPhone, the unintended consequences will be profound,” Cook said during a rare public appearance at the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C.

In a prepared speech, Cook did not specify which regulations he was referring to. But his statement appeared to be a veiled reference to both the Open…

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