Apple will meet the day after tomorrow (Wednesday) with several other technology companies to discuss the crisis that may be emerging over user privacy.
It would be a meeting motivated by the Information Technology Industry Council, formed by companies like Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm or Samsung . It has not been confirmed whether all these companies will attend the meeting, which will last all day; but some of them will.
There are already signs that in the United States similar regulations to GDPR may be being considered for the privacy of users on the network, something that has put all companies on alert. It is to be expected that Apple will defend its position on protecting users’ personal data above all else, and that will mean that there will be a good debate among companies like Google or Facebook that make money from advertising.
The GDPR has made possible functions such as being able to download everything Apple has from us onto its servers, something we have already tested ourselves. And it is something that is going to be extended to the whole world , although Apple is not obliged to do so.