Last week we asked you what you actually use Apple’s iCloud for – not without ulterior motives. Thanks to the fall of the Privacy Shield, the service could become problematic.
After Safe Harbor, Privacy Shield now follows. The Austrian Max Schrems struck for the second time, the ECJ overturned the agreement between the EU and the USA. A problem for the iCloud? Yes – because it is still not possible to have data stored exclusively on local servers. There are no implantations of their own without an Apple server anyway.
GDPR is also a problem
Many providers have had to adapt their services due to the GDPR in the past few months, and Apple has not followed suit. The group does not sign any agreements as a processor, so the service should (officially) only be used privately.
What you use iCloud for
Accordingly, we have deliberately not asked whether you use the service privately or professionally. In general, we see in our survey that the initially controversial offer now has many fans – only 6.5 percent of the participants do not use iCloud. The most common application is backup with almost 72 percent, closely followed by iCloud photos with 69 percent. App synchronization and back-up of app settings have landed at 65 percent. The desktop and settings folders are only synced with less than 50%, and only 30 percent use the service as a classic cloud drive.
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