Apple has always made its stance on how it deals with its customers privacy very clear and now Apple CEO, Tim Cook talked about how Apple see’s privacy in a recent interview with NPR.
Apple ensures that the information on its devices are secure and encrypted and that there is no back door that could be used by government agencies to spy on people.
In the interview with NPR he talked about how Apple deals with government requests for information, you can see what he had to say below.
The government comes to us from time to time, and if they ask in a way that is correct, and has been through the courts as is required, then to the degree that we have information, we give that information.
However, we design our products in such a way that privacy is designed into the product. And security is designed in. And so if you think about it … some of our most personal data is on the phone: our financial data, our health information, our conversations with our friends and family and co-workers. And so instead of us taking that data into Apple, we’ve kept data on the phone and it’s encrypted by you. You control it.
He also went on to talk about how the company sees their customers information and why Apple is pushing privacy as one of the features of their devices.
We do think that people want us to help them keep their lives private. We see that privacy is a fundamental human right that people have. We are going to do everything that we can to help maintain that trust. …
You can see the full interview with Apple’s CEO, TIM cook over at NPR at the link below.