Apple's privacy portal now lets United States customers download their data

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

Until then, these users can still contact Apple via its legal page to request of copy personal data held by Apple.

The other part focuses on how a user can limit the data that's collected about him or her, including a new portal for downloading your personal data and deleting your Apple account. 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.

Like Facebook and Google before Apple, users are can now to download a copy of the data the company stores on them via a new web-based privacy tool. This data can include transaction history, Apple app history, AppleCare history, marketing data, and more.

Once you are logged in, you will be presented with the "Get a copy of your data", "Correct your data", "Deactivate your account", "Delete your account" choices.

From there, click on the "Visit your Data and Privacy page" and select the "Get a copy of your data" option. If you have two-factor authentication turned on, Apple will send a six-digit code to your iOS device, such as an iPhone or iPad, and you can use that to log in on the Privacy website. As of writing, the website hasn't been fully updated yet, but should be by the end of today.

"Apple products are created to protect your privacy", reads the first page in big, bold text. Apple told me it would take 7 days to get it all to me.

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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.

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

While data breaches are a fact of life having control of what data about us is stored is a positive step.

Instead, the firm collects data from many users, scrambles it so that it can't be traced back to any one individual. The regulation requires that individuals be able to demand deletion of data, to opt out of future data collection, to view what personal data a company holds, and to download that data in a format that they can move to competitors.

The site also goes into how Apple protects your data, with the latest feature including encrypted FaceTime calls.

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