Some EU mobile operators want Apple’s iCloud Private Relay service to be outlawed

Major EU mobile operators are looking for Apple’s iCloud Private Relay service to be outlawed because it allegedly infringes upon EU “digital sovereignty,”according to The Telegraph (a subscription is required to read the entire article).

According to Apple, iCloud Private Relay — announced with iOS 15 — is a service that lets you connect to virtually any network and browse with Safari in an even more secure and private way. The tech giant says it ensures that the traffic leaving your device is encrypted and uses two separate internet relays so no one can use your IP address, location, and browsing activity to create a detailed profile about you.

The Telegraph says that some of Europe’s biggest mobile operators want the European Commission to stop Apple using “private relay” on the grounds that it will also prevent them from managing their networks.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.