The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, commented harshly on the proposed Big Tech rules of the European Union for the control of large technology companies.
At the congress Viva Tech of Europe, Tim Cook spoke to Guillaume Lacroix, CEO of digital media company Brut. During the interview, Cook addressed a number of issues, including confidentiality, Apple's actions during the pandemic, and future AR efforts.
Also the CEO of Apple praised the GDPR privacy regulations of Europe (as it has done in the past) and said that regulations must be accepted as a "model" around the world.
However, Cook is not so happy with her forthcoming antitrust law that the European Union wants to go through. Cook specifically referred to Digital Markets Act, proposed by the Head of European Union Antitrust Law, Margrethe Vestager.
Cook said some elements of the new rules are good, but some are not. Apple CEO believes new Big Tech rules are not "in the interest of the user”And that the security of iOS devices is threatened.
Tim Cook said the proposal would force Apple to allow it side-loading, which could threaten both their privacy and security iPhones.
"Take malware as an example. Android has 47 times more malware than iOS. Why is this happening; Because we have designed iOS in such a way that there is an App Store and all applications are checked before being found in this storeSaid Tim Cook.
Cook also talked about Apple's actions throughout this period of the pandemic. The company tried to help as much as it could by making donations (face masks and personal protective equipment) etc.