Apple publishes safety guidelines for protecting against other people accessing your data

Apple publishes safety guidelines for protecting against other people accessing your data

Apple has published a complete guide on how you can check if other people are accessing your data or devices, as well as safeguards and how you can lock people out when necessary orra.

As Apple continues to promote privacy through features such as the “App Store” on nutrition labels, it has now published guidelines that clearly explain the risks associated with our data. to be misused. “Device access and data when personal safety is at risk,” is a detailed publication explaining all available security options, how to use them, and when.

“If you’re worried that someone is accessing information you haven’t shared from your Apple device, this guide will help you identify risks,” says the publication on Apple’s support site, “and will walk you through the steps. to make the technology you trust as private and secure as you want it to be. ”

It has already been suggested by Eva Galperin, Director of Cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Tweeting from her personal account, she noted, the guide is particularly useful for survivors of domestic abuse.

Galperin said, “the person you trust today may not be the person you trust tomorrow.”

“Couples break up, marriages end, roommates move out,” she continued. “If you make a product that allows you to share your data with others, you should also simplify the lockout. ”

Excerpt from one of the guide's privacy checklists

Excerpt from one of the guide’s privacy checklists

The guide contains sections on overall privacy settings, as well as specific details on a wide range of issues from site monitoring, to calendar sharing. Then there’s also a series of checklists that will walk you through blocking access, stopping sharing, and keeping your place private.

“Apple makes it easy to connect and share your life with the people closest to you,” the guide says. “It’s up to you what you share, and with whom you share it – including the decision to make changes to better protect your information or personal safety.”

The guide can be found on Apple’s support site, but has not yet been promoted by the company anywhere. However, Craig Federighi has recently said that Apple’s privacy labels are just part of “something very ambitious” for the company.