Apple has today launched its new Data and Privacy website, allowing Apple users to download everything that Apple personally associates with your account, from Apple ID info, App Store activity, AppleCare history to data stored in iCloud like photos and documents. This is currently only available for European Union accounts, to comply with GDPR, and will roll out worldwide in the coming months.
There are also simple shortcuts to updating your info, temporarily deactivating your account and options to permanently delete it.
It’s almost like all the people whining about suddenly having to care about their users’ personal data were wrong, and the GDPR is actually doing what it’s supposed to do: force accountability onto data holders.
Sorry you got it the wrong way around. The accountability of your data is on you. You shouldn’t just give it away to third parties.
Almost every large business I’ve worked at takes their security seriously with regards to data, code etc.
This ranges from making sure people can’t enter the building without ID, to written warnings for leaving your PC unlocked.
Unfortunately this comes down to a personal responsibility thing. If you don’t want your data being used in ways you don’t want, don’t give it away.
Also GDPR won’t do anything against actors that don’t care about the law i.e. criminals.
Edited 2018-05-23 20:34 UTC