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For Tim Cook, protecting consumers' online privacy is also personalIn a speech at Obama's cybersecurity summit, the Apple CEO says sacrificing a right to privacy can have dire consequences. Cook, who came out as gay last year, adds that's true especially in a world where people aren't treated equally and face discrimination...
Without a doubt, safeguarding a world of digitized personal information is an enormous task. And no single company or organization can accomplish it on its own. That is why we're committed to engaging productively. With the white house, and the congress, and putting the results of these conversations into action. Because when it comes to the rights of customers, and the rights of citizens, it's important to realize we're all talking about the same people. People have entrusted us. With your most personal and precious information. We owe them nothing less than the best protection that we can possibly provide. By harnessing the technology at our disposal and working together as businesses. Governments and citizens, we believe we can bring about a future that fully embraces both privacy and security. We must get this right. History has shown us. That sacrificing our right to privacy can have dire consequences. We still live in a world where all people are not treated equally. Too many people. To not feel free to practice their religion or express their opinion or love who they choose. A world in which that information can make the difference between life and death. If those of us in positions of responsibility fail to do everything in our power to protect the right of privacy, we risk something far more valuable than money. We risk our way of life. Fortunately, technology gives us the tools to avoid these risks and it is my sincere hope that by using them and by working together we will. Thank you very much. [APPLAUSE] Thank you.