Apple Siri is a virtual assistant that is part of apple`s operating systems iOS, watchOS, macOS and tvOS. The assistant uses voice queries and a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations and perform actions by delegating requirements to a number of Internet services. Apple`s conditions indicate that child protection is an important priority for everyone at Apple. Apple believes in transparency and gives parents the information they need to determine what`s best for their child. In addition, Apple states that Siri`s searches and requirements are related to a unique identifier and not to an Apple ID – therefore, no personal information is collected to sell to advertisers or other organizations. Apple`s terms and conditions state that data security and protection are essential to the design of all Apple hardware, software and services. Finally, Apple`s terms and conditions explain that they include the importance of taking extra precautions to protect the privacy and safety of children who use Apple products and services. Bonniec chose May 20 to send its letter because the date is the eve of the second anniversary of Europe`s flagship data protection reform, he told POLITICO. The former Apple entrepreneur hopes his public letter will prompt supervisory authorities to act and says he is ready to testify in future consultations.
He addressed all European data protection authorities, the European Data Protection Committee, the European Data Protection Supervisor and data protection authorities in Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Iceland. Apple`s terms say they believe privacy is a fundamental human right, and build privacy and security in all their products from scratch, including their applications and services. When a parent creates an Apple ID, the conditions indicate that Apple collects a wide variety of information, including name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact settings, device ID, IP address, location information and credit card information. If a parent creates an Apple ID for their child, Apple can also save device identifiers, cookies, IP addresses, locations, and time zones in which their Apple device is used.