Apple Privacy Director Jane Horvath to Speak at CES in Consumer Privacy Roundtable

Apple will have a presence at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that's set to take place in January, but the company won't be showing off new products.

Apple will instead be discussing consumer privacy, as Bloomberg points out. Jane Horvath, Apple's senior director of privacy, will be attending a "Chief Privacy Officer Roundtable" alongside privacy executives from Facebook, Procter & Gamble, and the FTC.

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The roundtable will focus on "what consumers want" when it comes to privacy. It will be held on Tuesday, January 7 at 1:00 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center's North Hall, room N257. Attendance is included with CES registration.

Privacy is now a strategic imperative for all consumer businesses. "The future is private" (Facebook); "Privacy is a human right" (Apple); and "a more private web" (Google). How do companies build privacy at scale? Will regulation be a fragmented patchwork? Most importantly, what do consumers want?

Apple stopped attending CES in the 90s, and Apple's last official appearance took place in 1992 at the Chicago show, where then CEO John Sculley introduced the Apple Newton.

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While Apple doesn't officially attend CES, it does send its employees to the show for meetings and to check out emerging technology. Last year, Apple also touted its privacy policies through a huge privacy-focused billboard right near the Las Vegas Convention Center that read "What Happens on your iPhone, stays on your ‌iPhone‌."

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Top Rated Comments

the johnmc Avatar
19 months ago

Apple talking privacy is laughable? Timmy will sell the individual out without hesitation...

What about the finger print being collected from the naive :rolleyes:.
The fact that you keep referring to Cook as "Timmy" means that anything else you have to say can be immediately disregarded.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GeoStructural Avatar
19 months ago
"We respect your privacy, unless we are caught violating it". Apple.

"Everything stays on your iPhone, unless you live in China". Apple.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B4U Avatar
19 months ago
Didn't Apple got caught about the location services just a few days ago??
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jim Lahey Avatar
19 months ago
There’s no doubt in my mind that Apple can be better trusted with my data than any other tech-co. With a liberal sprinkling of my own additional vigilance, I’m more confident in using their system than I would be any other. Can’t really hope for much more in this digital era.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
realtuner Avatar
19 months ago

Didn't Apple got caught about the location services just a few days ago??
Poor example. Apple was tracking location to make a decision "on-device" as to whether another feature should be used (Ultra Wideband). There was no location tracking (history) and no data leaving the device to other services.


So, Apple is sending a troll to CES. I guess it's progress.
And judging by the responses in this thread, Apple is doing a fantastic job at trolling.

I say keep plugging away at privacy. It's clearly a sore issue with the Google/Android fans who desperately want to pretend that Apple collects as much data as they do and uses it for the same purposes so they can claim Apple is no different. It's just another lie. In the next few years when regulations start coming in to reign in the complete unfettered gathering of our data that companies like Google/Facebook are doing, Apple is going to come out looking pretty damn good (and without risk of losing their revenue - a very real threat to Google/Facebook).
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thevault Avatar
19 months ago
Apple talking privacy is laughable? Timmy will sell the individual out without hesitation...

What about the finger print being collected from the naive :rolleyes:.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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