For the unaware, these regulations, collectively dubbed the "General Data Protection Regulation" (GDPR), will require companies to be better stewards of their users' data - a particularly important notion in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Although the GDPR protects the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states, it also regulates the exportation of personal data outside the EU, affecting any company with global reach.
People have been warned to exercise caution with emails from companies regarding data protection legislation that comes into effect from Friday. Apple's new download service allows users to download their info relating to the App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, Apple Music, online store activity, AppleCare support and fix history, and data such as calendar entries, iCloud bookmarks, photos, reminders, and multiple other documents. To use the website can only residents of EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, though the company promises the coming months to start service around the world. All they have to do is check the boxes next to specific categories, which range from Apple ID account and device information to the ambiguous "other data", and select a maximum download size.
Brandi Chastain's Hall of Fame plaque looks like Gary Busey or something
The Bay Area Hall of Fame is a nonprofit that honors local athletes and awards grants for at-risk young people to play sports. Other people had plenty of feelings about what Chastain's plaque looked like, and not all of them were as kind as mine.
Data can't be held for longer than necessary, and anyone can ask a company to delete their personal information. Known as Data Subject Rights, they include the right to know what data we collect about you, to correct that data, to delete it and even to take it somewhere else.
Organizations that fail to comply with GDPR rules face fines of up to Euro 20 million or 4 percent of the annual turnover.
In some regions, such as the European Union, you can download an entire copy of your Apple ID and iCloud data, which shows you everything Apple knows about you. To comply with the new law, it has stripped down its site of all features apart from few articles, leaving it looking like it's a website from 1998. While these rights comply with Europe's new law, they'll also be available to all Microsoft users. Instapaper says it will be unavailable beginning tomorrow, Thursday, May 24th, as it continues to make GDPR-required changes...