Apple allows you to download all data which it collects from you

26 May, 2018, 01:28 | Author: Jeannette Greene
  • San Francisco California. Apple Inc. is expected to unveil latest iterations of its smart phone forecasted to be the iPhone 7

In a bid to comply with GDPR requirements, Apple has today launched a new Data and Privacy website which allows users to download all the data that the company associates with them, all under one website. It can take up to a week to prepare the downloads if large amounts of photos and videos are involved.

If, for some reason, you know that you will be returning to iOS, macOS or even tvOS later on, then I highly recommend that you temporarily deactivate your account instead. For the most part, the data is gathered so as to dictate your purchasing customs, political affiliations, and interests so as to feed you advertising or information which could be most relatable for you.


Once logged in, there are four options for you.

As spotted by Engadget, Apple has announced that, in the future, users all over the globe will be able to access the data that the worldwide empire of tech has collected on them. To use the website can only residents of EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, though the company promises the coming months to start service around the world. Either you can obtain a copy of your data, correct the stored data, deactivate or delete your account. Finally, they'll also be able to delete the account completely, along with all of the data associated with it. You can also download it in installments if that's your bag. For example, you won't be able to make iTunes purchases, access iCloud email addresses or send iMessages to your friends. To remove all your Apple data from the company's servers forever, you need to delete your Apple ID. However there is the question of can Apple back up their claims on how they value their users' privacy?

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