Apple has refused to apologize to its clients and staff members who have become victims of its employees’ indecent behavior.
Where Apple was reported to have fired its employees allegedly involved in taking intimate pictures of its female clients and fellow female staff and sharing the same with other stores, the tech ace’s refusal to apologize has come as a surprise to all. Despite the reminder given to the brand by Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim, Apple continues to maintain its staff’s innocence in the matter. The commissioner has, however, asked the company to provide a detailed description of the incidents for further proceedings.
According to prior reports, managers at Carindale local store along with other stores across Queensland warned the employees against clicking images of colleagues or customers, but now the company seems to have had a change of heart. It has claimed that none of its staff members have clicked the pictures of customers or colleagues or transferred them through other media.
Apple released a statement to deny the claims based on no evidence found. “Based on our investigation thus far, we have seen no evidence that customer data or photos were inappropriately transferred or that anyone was photographed by these former employees,” the statement read.
The company, however, accepted that it has terminated some of its staff members at the Carindale store. “We are investigating a violation of Apple’s business conduct policy at our store in Carindale, where several employees have already been terminated as a result of our findings,” it added.
While Apple denied the claims with no proof yet found, Pilgrim told The Courier-Mail that the department has asked for more information from the tech giant. “We are aware of the reports and will be making inquiries with Apple to seek further information,” he said. “This is an important reminder that all organizations that collect and manage personal information need to embed a culture of privacy and ensure employees understand their responsibilities.”