Apple’s new privacy policy: protection or control?

Changes to be implemented later this year have been lauded by parents and government agencies but have raised concern among privacy experts and users

29th August, 2021
Apple’s new privacy policy: protection or control?
Apple has announced that iPhones will soon include a number of new tools designed to aid law enforcement. Picture: Sopa Images

At the beginning of August, Apple unveiled that iPhones will soon include a number of new tools designed to aid law enforcement in the interception of, and prevention of, the spread of child abuse imagery on the internet.

The changes, due to be implemented later this year, were lauded by parents and government agencies. However they raised considerable alarm among privacy experts, users and even Apple employees themselves — all of whom questioned whether the...

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