Privacy Nutrition Labels From Apple
December 28, 2020
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Developers now need to provide details on what types of data the app collects from customers and whether that data is linked to them or used to track them and is displayed on the Store page in a more digestible form. New Apps are required to have this information before the App gets posted to customers, and existing developers must give Apple this information to submit App updates for new versions of existing Apps. However, existing Apps that haven't been updated recently may not have this information right away. One potential weakness of this feature is that developers are required to self-report the information which can potentially be misleading if a nefarious actor was less than honest. Still, it's a major step in the right direction to take previously existing information on personal privacy and make it avaialable to people in a simple-to-understand format. Hopefully this will get more people aware of the privacy concerns from the Apps that they share so much of their lives with.
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