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    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202303#advanced

    Advanced Data Protection for iCloud will be available to U.S. users by the end of the year and will start rolling out to the rest of the world in early 2023.

    Starting with iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2 and macOS 13.1, you can choose to enable Advanced Data Protection to protect the vast majority of your iCloud data, even in the case of a data breach in the cloud.

    With Advanced Data Protection, the number of data categories that use end-to-end encryption rises to 23 and includes your iCloud Backup, Photos, Notes, and more. The table below lists the additional data categories that are protected by end-to-end encryption when you enable Advanced Data Protection.

    If you enable Advanced Data Protection and then lose access to your account, Apple will not have the encryption keys to help you recover it — you’ll need to use your device passcode or password, a recovery contact, or a personal recovery key. Because the majority of your iCloud data will be protected by end-to-end encryption, you’ll be guided to set up at least one recovery contact or recovery key before you turn on Advanced Data Protection. You must also update all your Apple devices to a software version that supports this feature…

    iCloud data security overview

    * With the new Advanced Data Protection Apple won’t be able to hand over iCloud data in case of a court order.

    • This topic was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Alex5723.
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    • #2504321

      The very bottom of your statement is somewhat misleading. Agencies can get the data using appropriate methods and government regulations. Whether or not those agencies can decrypt the data remains to be seen, but likely they will be able to.

      https://www.apple.com/privacy/government-information-requests/

    • #2504328

      but likely they will be able to

      No, they won’t as only the user have the key.

    • #2504329

      Apple’s Craig Federighi Explains New iPhone Security Features

      “Apple is finally bringing end-to-end encryption to most of iCloud, including backups, photos and more. In an exclusive interview, Apple software chief Craig Federighi sat down with WSJ’s Joanna Stern to explain how Advanced Data Protection works, and what it means for law enforcement.

    • #2505155

      Whether or not those agencies can decrypt the data remains to be seen, but likely they will be able to.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/12/07/icloud-apple-encryption/

      ..The step is likely to draw protests from multiple governments, some of which could take legislative or court action or deny Apple access to their markets. Top law enforcement officials in the United States, Britain and other democracies have railed against strong encryption, and some have passed laws they could use to try to force companies to cooperate against their customers…

      Late Wednesday, the FBI said it was “deeply concerned with the threat end-to-end and user-only-access encryption pose.”

      “This hinders our ability to protect the American people from criminal acts ranging from cyber-attacks and violence against children to drug trafficking, organized crime and terrorism,” the bureau said in an emailed statement. “In this age of cybersecurity and demands for ‘security by design,’ the FBI and law enforcement partners need ‘lawful access by design.’”..

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