Apple released a series of developer tools Friday that brought app manufacturers in line The future General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union introduces a set of rules that give users more control over their digital history.
Announced in a post on Apple's Developer Portal, the toolset provides methods for meeting data user data needs, including temporary restrictions and complete deletion of stored information.
Using native APIs and Web APIs, developers can simplify user requirements for accessing CloudKit data.
Apple states that user requests for data associated with a given Apple ID only include data that the company manages through its services, such as iCloud Drive. Data stored in third-party CloudKit containers is not within Apple's area of responsibility. Developers are therefore responsible for providing this information.
A separate tool is available to integrate a simple mechanism that allows developers to respond to requests. Delete records stored in CloudKit.
Finally, Apple provides an explanatory clause restricting data in the event a user temporarily disables his Apple ID. Apple Notes developers can use the API to restrict to CloudKit Web Services to temporarily restrict a specific CloudKit container. However, you must deal with errors returned by existing CloudKit APIs.
In response to the DSGVO, which came into force on May 25, Apple aims to provide customers with access to personal information stored on its servers and provide customers with the ability to download a copy through the Apple ID web portal. Users can also correct personal information, temporarily disable or completely delete their account.
Apple plans to introduce in May the web-based privacy feature in Europe and then extend the service to other regions of the world. Users can already make online inquiries to obtain a copy of stored data, correct personal data and delete an account in certain locations, or the same by calling AppleCare, said a corporate spokesman AppleInsider .