Apple will soon introduce an updated website for managing Apple IDs, which will allow Apple users to download a copy of all of their data stored by the company, reports Bloomberg. Customers will be able to download data like their Contacts, photos, music preferences, Calendar information, and more. The site will essentially let users download all information stored across Apple’s apps and services.
Apple also plans to allow customers to use the site to correct personal information, disable their Apple ID account, and permanently delete an Apple ID. At the current time, there is no way for users to download their data or delete their accounts without directly contacting Apple. Apple is making the change to comply with the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect on May 25.
Apple plans to release the new web-based privacy tools in Europe in early May, with an expansion to come to other countries at a later date.
The iOS 11.3 update, released this morning, also has privacy improvements in the form of new privacy splash screens that are displayed within each of Apple’s apps when you open them for the first time to explain what data Apple collects and why.