[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.
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.