21 Dec Apple’s Focus on Privacy, Security May Save it From Tech Backlash
The New York Times recently wrote that Apple may relatively be safe from the backlash against the erosion of privacy precipitated by companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon.
It is said that General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will take effect in May 2018, will be the biggest in the string of obstacles these Silicon Valley giants are facing in Europe. In addition to this, the internet firms may soon be put under the oversight of the Federal Communications Commission.
Since Apple uses privacy as a selling point, and does not gather personal information to sell to advertisers, industry observers say that it may not have to deal with forced changes to its business model, unlike the previously mentioned companies.
Source: NY Times