Today, Apple updated its Apple.com/privacy page, which explains how Apple protects user privacy. The updated privacy page is easier to read and lets users browse the list of Apple apps to see what each app does to protect users’ personal data and privacy.
Previously, if users visited the site, they would find a general statement of Apple’s protection of personal information, followed by a mess of text, with a two-column layout that was difficult to read anywhere. Apple’s new page still begins with a generic statement about privacy, but it’s now easier to understand how each app protects user privacy.
Apple doesn’t seem to be making any policy changes on the new page, but instead, the update is a good way to organize the information Apple used to share in one place. This information includes privacy information that it adds to iOS13 and macOS Catalina. Apple this time provided clear information about its policy of listening to Siri recordings. Disappointingly, Apple has offered no new content to clarify recent rumors that Safari is censoring URLs based on blacklists of companies such as Google and Tencent.
The new page feels like Google’s Nest privacy page, which breaks down information in a well-organized visual format, but Google’s tone makes its page read more like a list of promises than Apple’s realistic style. But both privacy pages are more interesting than the bland privacy FAQ pages of Amazon Echo devices.