Apple to U.S. users: Here’s how you can now see what personal data we hold on you

Apple to U.S. users: Here’s how you can now see what personal data we hold on you
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[Ed. – At least they give you a chance to see what they’ve got on you.]

Apple customers in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand can now download a copy of all the personal data Apple holds on them that’s linked to an Apple ID.

The move brings the four countries in line with Europe, where Apple began offering a simpler way to download a copy of user data in May, just before the EU’s strict GDPR privacy legislation came into effect.

Under GDPR, EU residents have the right to obtain a copy of data a company holds about them.

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They can also withdraw previously given consent for a company to collect data about them and request that collected data be deleted. And consumers have the right to take data to another service, as well as to know how a company is processing it.

Microsoft in May similarly extended the privacy features it made available for Europeans under GDPR to all users outside the EU.

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