Since iCloud has been invented and Apple has hosted an infinite amount of data, the Cupertino-based company has made your account almost impossible to wipe out. Implementation of the GDPR regulation has simplified the procedure, thankfully. Now, Apple will allow users to delete iCloud accounts.
GDPR is a European Union law that will enter into force on May 25th.
The amount of information behind that document is very large but there are some peculiarities that are surprisingly easy to remember.
The basic idea is that no company can contact you by email without your consent and will not be able to process your personal data anymore without you know that and accept it.
Social networking giants are bound to make it easier to download all the data you’ve ever posted online and to provide you with a simple and effective algorithm to delete your account.
The gesture is meant to facilitate the transition from one online platform to another with all your data. Also thanks to the GDPR, you will understand much better the incredibly busy list of terms and conditions.
In principle, things should be much simpler, both when you are using an online platform and when you want to give it up forever.
Apple will allow users to delete iCloud accounts, thanks to the GPDR
For all European citizens, Apple has created a new online backup and monitoring center.
Named Data and Privacy, it can be accessed from the following link.
Over time, it will be available in every corner of the world but, at the moment, the new instrument has been created for members of the European Union plus people in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.
If you want to download all the data that Apple has ever gathered directly or indirectly from you, click the first button at the top.
Check what you want to keep and press down to the right to start downloading. However, it might take up to a week.
You will receive an email when your backup has been successfully created.
On the same site mentioned before, Apple will allow users to delete iCloud accounts, finally, without calling the customer service and by filling in a form to explain your motivation behind this decision.