Apple’s Tim Cook Says the FTC Should Let People Track and Delete Their Data 'On Demand'


Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should implement a new framework that increases transparency around companies that handle user data and lets people track and delete information on them "on demand." Cook, in a Time magazine op-ed published last Wednesday, said the FTC should form what he called a "data-broker clearinghouse," evoking the image of a financial clearinghouse used for the exchange of payments, securities and other transactions in markets. In the article, Cook said he and others are calling on U.S. Congress to pass "comprehensive federal privacy legislation" that lets consumers minimize the data held on them by firms and gives them the ability to know what personal information is being collected and to delete it. Read the full story from