You have undoubtedly noticed by now that something called GDPR has just taken effect. The General Data Protection Regulation is a European Union framework for handling user data. Even if you’re not in Europe, you have certainly been receiving emails regarding updated privacy policies. Many companies are applying GDPR’s requirements to their entire customer base under the assumption that it’s better and easier to homogenize the way they manage user data, especially if other countries outside the EU adopt a similar approach to data management in the future. Plus it’s good publicity.
Apple is no exception to this movement. The company has changed the way it handles user data and the way it informs users about privacy. Because of this, it recently unveiled a new option that lets you download most of the data that is linked to your Apple ID.
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