Apple on Tuesday provided a statement to The Washington Post, voicing its opposition to the proposed CISA bill. The legislation, which spelled out reads the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, is expected to be voted on by the Senate within the next few days.
“We don’t support the current CISA proposal,” Apple told The Post, reiterating its position on the privacy and trust of iOS and Mac users. “The trust of our customers means everything to us and we don’t believe security should come at the expense of their privacy.”
For those who haven’t been following the bill, CISA allows companies to share information on cybersecurity threats with one another and with the government. Opponents say this puts privacy at risk by granting the government wide-ranging rights to personal data.
In the wake of concerns over NSA spying and iCloud hacking, Apple substantially beefed up its security efforts. With its iOS 8 update last year, Apple deployed an all-new method of encryption, which it says makes it impossible to access data on a locked iPhone or iPad.
In addition to Apple, other Silicon Valley firms including Google, Facebook and Yahoo have voiced their concerns about CISA. Dropbox also released a statement on the bill today, echoing beliefs that security should not come at the expense of the privacy of its users.
Source: The Washington Post