Where and How to Collect Your User Data From Apple

Robert BuheckerHelpful Tips

Apple Collects User Info

What Information Did Apple Collect on Users?

Until now, users were unable to see what information Apple gathered on them. As a result of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation laws, Apple allows users to gain access to what the company gathered.

For the most part, users might expect that data collected is text messages, browser history, and documents they write. In contrast to that though, Apple has an extensive list of data that they collect on their users. This information includes:

  • App Store
  • iTunes and Apple Music
  • Apple ID Account Information
  • Contacts
  • iCloud Bookmarks
  • Notes
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Many More

Where To Get Your Data

In short, if you want to download your data from Apple, you need to visit the Apple Privacy page. Second, Apple will prompt you to login using your Apple ID. Once you login to your account, Apple informs you about why they collect information on you.

Third, when you login to your account Apple will present four options. The options allow you to get a copy of your data, correct your data, deactivate your account, or deletion of your account. Users can choose which option they want. If you click on collect data you will be directed to a page that shows the different ways they collect information. Users then have a choice to download all of the data or a portion.

Are you concerned about what Apple gathers? As shown above, you can click, Delete your account. When you choose this option, all of your information is deleted and not even Apple will be able to access it.

Do You Worry About Being Hacked?

Downloading the data from Apple can result in a security risk if your computer or device is compromised. For this reason, we recommend storing this confidential information on a SecureDrive or SecureUSB. However, if you need immediate assistance with a data breach, malware, ransomeware or worse contact us. SecureForensics can help start your case today with a free phone consultation, at 1-800-288-1407.