It is insufficient to only provide the ability to temporarily disable or disable an account. Individuals should be able to easily delete the account along with their personal datacan we read on a note to the developers on the Apple site (New window).
Internet users will therefore be able to find options to delete their account or even their personal data from an application without looking too much.
” Deleting an account removes it from developer records, along with any data associated with the account that the developer is not legally required to maintain. »
By offering this possibility, users can better control the personal data sharedwe add.
This rule was first announced in 2021 during Apple’s WWDC developer conference, but its implementation has been postponed several times by the giant.
The Facebook group (now Meta) initially opposed it in the public square, stating that the collection of data for advertising targeting purposes was very useful, especially for small businesses, which are more vulnerable, especially in pandemic time.
Apple also wanted to avoid attracting too much attention as the company was in the midst of a hearing with the US Congress on abuse of dominance charges, according to The Verge.
Now that the hearings have passed, the company at the apple judges that the developers have had enough time to adapt to its new rules. Everything indicates that the June 30 deadline will not be postponed again.
Apple will hold its next WWDC developer conference from June 6-10, 2022.