Jane Horvath, the privacy officer at Apple, is reportedly planning to leave the company and join a law firm. Previously a senior director of global privacy at Apple, Horvath has been serving as the company’s chief privacy officer for the past few years.
Horvath has more than ten years of experience working for Apple, and she has also held the positions of Chief Privacy Officer at Google and the U.S. Department of Justice. Horvath will now be employed by the law firm Gibson Dunn and Crutcher LLP, which has previously worked with Apple and recently handled Apple’s legal dispute with Epic Games.
At her capacity as Chief Privacy Officer, Horvath represented Apple in a number of public forums, including the CES in 2020 and the Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection conference in Brussels in 2022.
According to a report, Horvath was also in charge of Apple’s interactions with trade associations, lawmakers, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe.
A number of nations are considering legislation that would reduce the protections the App Store provides for the iPhone, and Apple has recently been dealing with significant potential privacy issues. The sideloading of apps is mandated under the Digital Markets Act in Europe and proposed legislation in the United States. Apple has not specified who would succeed Horvath.