Apple chief calls for laws to tackle 'shadow economy' of data firms

(www.theguardian.com)

Apple’s chief executive has called for regulation to tackle the “shadow economy” of data brokers – middlemen who trade in the personal data of largely unsuspecting consumers – as the company continues its push to be seen as privacy-positive.

This strikes me as misdirection. I do not trust Tim Cook’s unstated intentions here. This has nothing to do with data collection.