Antitrust law for iPhone group upload has been reviewed, but Apple is concerned about iOS privacy

Apple has been vocal about its opposition to the US Choice and Innovation Act (a law that would require Apple to allow iOS customers to install programs on their iPhones). Cupertino worries, first and foremost, that the law could lead to less privacy and security on the iPhone, and we all know how much Apple charges privacy on the iPhone. Apple, according to AppleInsider, is also against the size, although it has been revised. Despite the changes, Apple is concerned about the privacy and security of the iPhone if the US election and the Innovation Act are passed.

The proposed law consists of a series of reviews aimed at addressing concerns about its restrictions and privacy and security risks. The updated version of the bill was initiated by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, addressing some concerns of both the legislature and the technology industry, in general, about the original draft of the law. Despite those changes though, Apple is not happy with the decision. The company explains that the changes are not enough to reduce its concerns about the bill and that the proposed law (if it becomes law), will also protect the privacy and security of Apple users.

In addition, Apple notes that international companies and governments have “publicly advised against group recruitment requirements”, assuming that the group transfer will empower malicious users who may target users, including children. , including malware and scams. Apple points out that the group upload request will also make it easier for companies to track users and collect their data without authorization to do so. For those of you who don’t know, group uploading is a nice term used to describe the practice of downloading applications to your iPhone from outside the App Store.

On top of those concerns, Apple also points out that changes in concept are a sign that it was not written well in the first place and that the original text would have created unexpected privacy and security vulnerabilities for users. The company has urged lawmakers to work further on the proposed law and introduce more changes to avoid privacy and security issues that could be the result of the bill. That being said, such reviews in the bill will make it easier for Apple to protect the privacy and security features embedded in iPhones and iPads. However, the law (in its current version) would also force Apple to accept membership.

Background information: a little more on American Selection and Innovation Law; Europe also proposes antitrust laws. Apple (and other technology giants, for that matter) has been facing antitrust scrutiny for some time now. However, things are becoming more and more real: proposals are moving forward in their long way to become law, that is.

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