Apple will be present at the Brussels privacy conference

A year ago, Apple rolled out a new app tracking feature that was hotly debated by ad companies. But for Apple, privacy is a right for every user. Today, we learn that Jane Horvath –Chief Privacy Officer at Apple – will attend the conference Computers, privacy and data protection which will take place in Brussels, Belgium. Note in passing thatApple is also sponsoring the event, which will take place from May 23-25.

Jane Horvath (center) at CES 2020

As a reminder, Jane Horvath joined Apple in 2011 as Senior Director of Global Privacy and now claims the wholesale title of Privacy Officer. But she wants to be a real expert in the field with more than twenty years of experience in data protection. She actually held the position of Global Privacy Advisor at Google and Chief Privacy Counsel and Civil Liberties Officer at the United States Department of Justice.

Her role is still uncertain, she could be a simple speaker or have a more active role in leading debates. One thing is certain, she will be brought to defend Apple’s position towards the Digital Market Law. During previous editions, several Apple executives – such as Tim Cook and Craig Federighi – had intervened, in particular the side loading.

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