Google will add privacy labels to its iOS apps this week

On Wednesday, Google announced that it would add privacy labels to its iOS apps as soon as possible this week, denying rumors about its boycott of Apple’s new privacy policy.

On December 4th last year, Apple published an article stating that since December 8th, when developers submit new apps and app updates, they need to submit the app’s privacy label information, including what user data the app will collect and how to use this data and display it in the App Store.

According to reports, Google has not updated its iOS apps for nearly a month since December 8, and the last update was on December 7, including Google Drive, YouTube, Google Docs, Google Sheets. At the same time, the report pointed out that Google’s slowing down in the release of iOS app updates maybe because it is not yet ready to transparently collect data from users.

In fact, during this period, Google Slides and Socratic were updated on the 14th and 15th respectively, and provided a privacy label, but did not provide a privacy report.

In addition, Facebook has issued a document criticizing the policy, claiming that this move will harm small businesses, and these changes will limit the ability of companies such as Facebook to collect mobile user data and serve them ads.

Apple responded that users should enjoy control and transparency. Tim Cook added that users should know when their data is collected and shared on other apps and websites.

Via: TechCrunch