Apple is under investigation by UK regulators, here’s why

Tuesday, 12 April 2022 (1 month ago) 20 views
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this data watchdog inside U.K. is correcting apple Claimed by a former senior female engineer tech giant by accessing their employees’ smartphones face recognition feature.

In a complaint lodged with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), whistleblower Ashley Gjovik accused the tech giant of firing her for raising a number of concerns, both internally and publicly, including about workplace safety.

She claimed Apple was “forcing its employees to engage in invasive data collection procedures, including ear/canal scans”.

ICO and French CNIL confirm receipt of Gjovik’s privacy Complaints against Apple, as reported by TechCrunch.

“We are aware of this and we will evaluate the information provided,” an am ICO spokesperson said.

Gjovik also claimed that Apple iPhone “Every time it ‘thinks it sees a face’ it automatically takes a photo/video”.

She was fired from the company last September after she raised concerns about her employer’s treatment of employee privacy.

Two former Apple employees who made headlines last year for leading a whistleblower campaign against the company have since become embroiled in a bizarre legal battle, accusing each other of harassment and stalking.

Gjovik and another former Apple employee, Cher Scarlett, started a whistleblower campaign called the #AppleToo last tear.

While Scarlett focused on Apple’s pay equity, remote work and transparency issues, Gjovik raised concerns about Apple’s privacy policy.

Apple has yet to comment on the latest report.

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