Apple Plans To Expand iCloud Data

This move could further protect user data but add tensions with law enforcement around the world.

Apple announced its plans to expand end-to-end encryption of iCloud data.

The expansion will include back-ups, photos, notes, chat histories, and other services. This move could further protect user data but add tensions with law enforcement around the world.

The new feature is called “Advanced Data Protection” and will allow users to keep certain data more secure from hackers, governments, and spies even in a situation where Apple data is inspected as evidence. It would not allow access to certain data even with a warrant.

With this new expansion, Apple would be unable to comply with requests to share data stored in the cloud to officials as part of an investigation.