Apple launches privacy website that reveals EXACTLY what the firm knows about you

Mail Online | 10/17/2018 | Annie Palmer For
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Apple now lets users download any data the iPhone maker has collected on them.

On Wednesday, Apple launched a dedicated privacy portal for US users that lets them request a copy of their data, correct any errors and pause or delete their Apple account.

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It follows the launch of a privacy portal for European users in May, as part of Apple's compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation rules, which require firms to have a data portability tool, among other things to protect users and their data.

In addition to US users, customers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand can also take advantage of the portal.

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Users can see and search through the data collected, which many include things like photos, iCloud data, calendar entries, documents, App Store purchases and a history of repairs on your devices, along with other information.

Prior to the tool launching, users could request their data by contacting Apple directly.

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After a user requests their data, they'll have to wait a few days for Apple to prepare the file.

Apple stores most of your data on your device, instead of on its servers, so it's likely that the report won't include that much information.

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To use the privacy portal, go to Apple's privacy website and log into your Apple account. 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...
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