Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to speak at a White House “cyber summit” at the end of the week, The Hill reported today. The White House is expected to unveil a new cybersecurity program during the summit, and is bringing together leaders in technology and government to address the issue.
Earlier this year British prime minister David Cameron said that he would consider banning encrypted chat applications if the government was not granted access to their data. The US government took a similar position shortly thereafter.
Most of the concerns surrounding cybersecurity and user privacy stem from the 2013 relevation that Apple and other companies had possibly turned over customer data to the government or provided backdoors into their devices. Tech companies denied that such measures had ever been implemented.