Mar 29, 2018

iPhone update adds privacy 'transparency'

The change comes ahead of new EU data protection rules, which take effect on 23 May. Apple also plans to let people download the data it has stored about them. The EU's General Data Protection Regulation toughens the requirements on how organisations handle the public's data, and imposes harsher penalties for breaches. The latest software update does not change how much data is collected, but new privacy information screens will appear when people use certain Apple-made apps for the first time. Permanently delete their Apple ID, which will erase all the data Apple stores within 30 days. "Making privacy settings more transparent and giving people more control is better. This is happening because companies are checking what they are doing before new data protection rules kick in," said Jim Killock.

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