Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, Issued Warning To Employees Who 'Leak Confidential Information'

The email sent by Apple CEO Tim Cook to staff urging them not to divulge business information has also been released.

Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, Issued Warning To Employees Who 'Leak Confidential Information'
Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, Issued Warning To Employees Who 'Leak Confidential Information'

Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email to staff warning that people who leak secret corporate information "do not belong here," and that management is doing "all in our power" to find those who do. The email was sent after details of a meeting last week were leaked to the press, during which it was decided that Apple staff returning to offices and Apple Stores would have to comply with new COVID-19 guidelines. 

Apple does not allow the leakage of confidential information, according to Tim Cook's email. Tim Cook's memo warning staff against exposing company secrets has also been released, which is ironic. Apple's CEO is "linking the news to product leaks," according to The Verge, which published a transcript of the letter and previously reported on Apple's COVID-19 vaccination policy. Apple has previously gone to tremendous pains to track down such breaches, according to the media outlet. 

Tim Cook expressed his displeasure with the contents of the meeting, which included "much of the details of our announcements" of a product launch, being leaked to media in an email to Apple staff. “I want you to know that I share your frustration,” he added.

Apple staff, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, may be obliged to take COVID tests, according to an audio recording of the discussion. Employees who have not been vaccinated will be required to do so on a regular basis. After years of working in an office and the previous 18 months at home, Tim Cook informed staff during the meeting that “we need to learn” about a hybrid workplace. 

Apple has lately postponed the return of its staff to work. It had planned to do so in October of this year, but because to an increase in the Delta version of COVID-19 cases in the United States, the timeframe was put back to January 2022.

Like other tech majors such as Google and Facebook, Apple asked its employees to work from home for most of the pandemic.