The iPhone maker said it will update its web page for managing Apple IDs in coming months to let users download a copy of all their data stored with the company. The site will also let customers correct personal information, temporarily deactivate their account, and completely delete it. The new privacy controls are designed to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which kicks in May 25, the Cupertino, California-based company said.
While Apple may get chided at times for the lack of features on Siri, or other issues related to their focus on privacy, it seems like with the recent Facebook debacle, their efforts may be paying off. Or as Tim Cook put it:
The ability of anyone to know what you’ve been browsing about for years, who your contacts are, who their contacts are, things you like and dislike and every intimate detail of your life — from my own point of view it shouldn’t exist.
In light of the recent Facebook events, what steps have you taken readers to strengthen up your privacy? Feel free to discuss below!