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Tim Cook wants stricter privacy laws

Wednesday - 24/10/2018 16:36
Cook said he's not just pushing for technology companies to be regulated.

Amanpour's interview with Tim Cook will air Thursday on CNN International at 8pm CET, and on PBS at 11pm ET.

New York (CNN Business) - Apple CEO Tim Cook wants governments around the world to restrict how much data companies can collect from their customers. 

In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour at an Apple Store in Brussels, Cook pushed for comprehensive privacy legislation. He argued that big-pocketed corporations have created surveillance operations that promote profit over customers' ability to control their own information.

"You have more information in your devices than in your own home," he said. "All of this information that is out there is too much. It is just too much. It should not exist."

Apple (AAPL) tried but had little success building a digital advertising business. Google, Apple's archrival, has built virtually its entire business around collecting customer data then packaging and selling it to advertisers.

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