Apple chief calls for laws to tackle 'shadow economy' of data firms

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Tim Cook seeks competitive advantage over Google and Facebook with privacy push

Apple’s chief executive has called for regulation to tackle the “shadow economy” of data brokers – middlemen who trade in the personal data of largely unsuspecting consumers – as the company continues its push to be seen as privacy-positive.

Tim Cook, in an op-ed for Time Magazine published on Thursday, said: “one of the biggest challenges in protecting privacy is that many of the violations are invisible. For example, you might have bought a product from an online retailer – something most of us have done.

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