Here’s How to Download All of the Data Apple’s Collected About You

Apple Now Openly Tells US Users What Info It Has on Them

"This may include your purchase or app usage history and the data you store with Apple, such as calendars, photos or documents". While the iPhone-maker may not swallow up anywhere near as much personal information as the likes of Google and Facebook, you may well still be interested to know what the company does hold about you.

Users can also correct any incorrect personal information stored by Apple, temporarily deactivate an Apple account and restrict access to its data, or delete an account and all associated data entirely.

This portal allowed European users to request a copy of all data associated with their Apple ID.

Credit: AppleApple has introduced a new portal where its customers can see the information the company has on them, learn about Apple's privacy features, manage privacy settings and get a high-level overview of how the company responds to government data requests. But Apple's practice has been to keep much of that data on the devices themselves and encrypt it with the user's pass code, meaning that Apple does not possess the data and can not unscramble it if asked to do so by law enforcement officials.

Apple CEO Tim Cook called on Congress to create tougher measures protecting people's data and privacy. You can choose which data you want to download if you don't want all of it, or click the Select all button to get everything. It can take up to seven days to receive it, according to Apple.

While other technology firms seemed hesitant to extend GDPR-compliant platforms to other countries, Apple said it would launch its revamped privacy portal in other regions this year.

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These changes coincide with the release of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, which both include new privacy and security tools. Apple also requires any app sold on the App Store to have a privacy policy. As promised earlier in the year, the company has now expanded this feature to the US.

It may take up to a week for the file to be sent.

The new feature comes as tech companies are under fire for their handling of customer data.

Instead, the firm collects data from many users, scrambles it so that it can't be traced back to any one individual.

Apple said it uses random identifiers and end-to-end encryption to protect user privacy, which means you won't be identified individually when you use Apple Maps, and Apple can't see the content of your iMessages.

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