Apple Pay Transactions Are Anonymized
Credit card or debit card transactions are often used in spy or detective movies to track a user’s purchases and location. And it’s not just fiction, many of the things you do leave a sort of “digital footprint” behind. But with Apple Pay, that’s isn’t the case.
Apple notes that it doesn’t keep any transactional information when users make purchases through Apple Pay, whether online or in store. Your purchases can’t be tied back to you, and Apple even uses a walled-off device number to keep your credit card data safe from other elements of your iPhone (like third-party apps).