Apple's chief privacy officer Jane Horvath is leaving

Apple privacy chief Jane Horvath will leave the company to join a law firm. Horvath has served as Apple's chief privacy officer for the past several years, and prior to that, she was the company's senior director of global privacy. Horvath has worked at Apple for more than a decade, she also worked at Google, and was the chief privacy officer at the U.S. Department of Justice. Going forward, Horvath will work at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher LLP, which has worked with Apple in the past and handled Apple's recent legal dispute with Epic Games.

During his tenure as chief privacy officer, Horvath has spoken publicly on Apple's behalf on privacy-related content several times, including at CES 2020 and the 2022 Computer, Privacy and Data Protection Conference in Brussels.

Apple has been dealing with major potential privacy issues recently and is facing weakening controls on the App Store in several countries. Europe's Digital Markets Act requires apps to be sideloaded, and the United States is considering legislation to do the same. Apple has yet to provide information on a new chief privacy officer.

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