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Tech Companies Set to Meet to Discuss Online Privacy Concerns

Tech Companies Set to Meet to Discuss Online Privacy Concerns
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By    |   Monday, 25 June 2018 08:12 AM

Executives from some of the major tech companies will meet on Wednesday to discuss consumer privacy online, Axios is reporting.

The Information Technology Industry Council has scheduled the meeting in San Francisco. The Washington trade group's membership includes Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Google and others. According to Axios, the council would not say which companies would be attending the all-day meeting.

Dean Garfield, the council's chief executive officer and president, said companies realize the privacy issue is a key concern.

"My experience is that they've always viewed privacy as a foundational principle, but the question of how do you give meaning to it and talk about it in a way that resonates is now something that's more," he said.

The heightened privacy concerns come after allegations surfaced that Cambridge Analytica, hired by President Donald Trump's 2016 U.S. election campaign, improperly used data of 87 million Facebook users beginning in 2014.pressing.

Numerous investigations in the U.S. and Europe have looked into Facebook's handling of personal data of users.

Axios reported the Trump administration is studying possible ways to create a framework for how companies can use consumers' online information.

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