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IBM CEO Joins Apple in Blasting Data Use by Silicon Valley

  • Rometty calls for rules targeted at ‘consumer-facing’ cos.
  • Apple CEO also recently panned tech giants over data-use
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International Business Machines Corp. Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty joined a growing chorus of tech executives lambasting web platforms, like Google and Facebook Inc., over their collection of user data and urged governments to target regulation at those companies.

Without naming company names, Rometty pointed to the "irresponsible handling of personal data by a few dominant consumer-facing platform companies" as the cause of a "trust crisis" between users and tech companies, according to an advanced copy of her remarks.