In May 2019 Apple Maps informed us of their intended visit to Guernsey to collect mapping data. They submitted detailed documents to us covering how they will:
- collect the data
- remove any data that can identify a person from publicly available images (i.e. blurring of faces, number plates etc.)
- secure the data
- how long they will keep the data for
- inform the public of what they’re doing
- provide a contact point for members of the public
As the regulator of data protection locally, ensuring all data collected is processed fairly and lawfully is a high priority for us.
Apple have undertaken similar mapping data collections across Europe and we expect them to understand and work within our local data protection regulatory environment.
They have informed us that the data collection will take place between 24 June 2019 – 1 July 2019 (weather permitting).
If you have any questions or concerns about Apple’s activity please contact: MapsImageCollection@apple.com