Apple Will Allow Users to Download and Delete Data Stored on Its Servers
Apple is trying to improve its privacy tools with a new Apple ID portal that would enable users to download and delete their personal information that is stored on the company’s servers.
A report from Bloomberg indicates that this new service is part of a broader effort to comply with European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation that will come into effect on May 25 and which introduces new privacy protections for Internet users.
Apple will thus enable users to see what data the company is storing and download either everything or just specific items individually, such as contacts, photos, calendar entries, and others. Furthermore, Apple users will be able to completely delete their Apple IDs, a thing that was previously available only by contacting the company.