Apple’s WWDC 2021 took place a couple of days ago and a session that was of particular interest to our business was the one introducing a new Apple product that will soon be available, called iCloud+.
iCloud+ is a privacy-by-design product that among other services, includes one feature called “iCloud Private Relay”. iCloud Private Relay is an iCloud+ service that prevents networks and servers from monitoring a person’s activity across the internet.
Here’s a link to the relevant session: https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2021/10096/
The session includes a detailed technical rundown of the design and implementation specifics but the part that pertains the most to what the Matomo tracker does seems to be that with this service enabled, the user’s network topology will look like this (instead of the bottom part of the picture which is what it more or less looks like at the moment):
So my colleagues and I are left wondering whether this will affect the way the Matomo tracker works for people who have this service enabled on their Mac and/or iPhone.
Should we still reasonably expect the Matomo tracker to identify visitorId’s and geolocation data as it presently does?