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Apple today reminded developers to submit privacy information for their apps using App Store Connect, with that info set to be used for a new privacy label feature that will be added to each App Store app.

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Apple announced the new privacy feature during WWDC, and it will see apps providing specific details on the information that is collected from users when an app is downloaded. Apple has likened the privacy feature to a nutritional label for apps, and developers are required to self-report the information.

Developers 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.

Apple is planning to roll out the privacy feature later in 2020, and as of December 8, will require newly submitted apps and app updates to include this information.

Article Link: Apple Reminds Developers to Submit Privacy Info for 'Nutritional Label for Apps' Feature
 

vicviper789

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I appreciate Apples dedication to privacy but I think it has caused other sites to become even more nefarious when it comes to tracking.

I noticed a lot of other sites are now flat out requiring phone numbers of you want to use their service which I think is even more invasive than cookies. Instagram, Twitter, yahoo, aol, google, imgur, and a bunch of others won’t let you make an account without a number. I even got locked out of my Facebook account because I refused to give it my number after someone reported me for not using an “authentic name”
 

ghanwani

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So what would be the sugar and fat equivalent in the app nutrition label? Google Apps like GMail and YouTube that everyone loves the taste of that violate privacy in ways we cannot even imagine?
 
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gaximus

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I appreciate Apples dedication to privacy but I think it has caused other sites to become even more nefarious when it comes to tracking.

I noticed a lot of other sites are now flat out requiring phone numbers of you want to use their service which I think is even more invasive than cookies. Instagram, Twitter, yahoo, aol, google, imgur, and a bunch of others won’t let you make an account without a number. I even got locked out of my Facebook account because I refused to give it my number after someone reported me for not using an “authentic name”
Once enough people stop using these services they will change their stance. I deactivated my Facebook account about 3 months ago and have been so much happier since then, but it was a hard decision, I've had Facebook since you needed a .edu email address to get an account.
 

steve217

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Hopefully these labels will not end up looking like the license agreements that so many of us are forced to agree to yet never read, nor comprehend even if we ever did read them.
 

CMelton

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I’m really looking forward to this - but I hope the level of detail is actually useable. Just saying ‘collects info on cuz’ doesn’t actually tell you why. Is it for the app to function or the developer to sell?
 

applicious84

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If it was based on pricing, I bet the 15/30% Apple takes would be the carbs or sugar. Or maybe it would be fat. Def not protein.
 

szw-mapple fan

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I appreciate Apples dedication to privacy but I think it has caused other sites to become even more nefarious when it comes to tracking.

I noticed a lot of other sites are now flat out requiring phone numbers of you want to use their service which I think is even more invasive than cookies. Instagram, Twitter, yahoo, aol, google, imgur, and a bunch of others won’t let you make an account without a number. I even got locked out of my Facebook account because I refused to give it my number after someone reported me for not using an “authentic name”
Some of them are used for 2FA and Google uses it to verify that you’re a real person. In any case, you can use things like Google voice as a burner number.
 
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Mr Lizard

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Does Apple define what it means by “financial info”? It shows a picture of a credit card, which implies that the developer has access to my payment details. I’d be concerned if Apple was sharing this with developers, and I’m fairly certain they’re not.
 

deevey

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Does Apple define what it means by “financial info”? It shows a picture of a credit card, which implies that the developer has access to my payment details. I’d be concerned if Apple was sharing this with developers, and I’m fairly certain they’re not.
I would assume its for developers that are allowed to use third party payment services e.g. Uber
 
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az431

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Does Apple define what it means by “financial info”? It shows a picture of a credit card, which implies that the developer has access to my payment details. I’d be concerned if Apple was sharing this with developers, and I’m fairly certain they’re not.

Data Collection​

Next, select all of the data that you or your third-party partners collect from this app. If your app is currently available on the App Store, make sure your responses reflect the data collected only from that app version.

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Payment Info​

Such as form of payment, payment card number, or bank account number. If your app uses a payment service, the payment information is entered outside your app, and you as the developer never have access to the payment information, it is not Collected and does not need to be declared.

Credit Info​

Such as credit score

Other Financial Info​

Such as salary, income, assets, debts, or any other financial information
 
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SubduedTiger

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What if you were born, and all you could do in your lifetime is eat, use the bathroom, and stare at a screen that showed you privacy policies all day? Would you read them then?!
 

Yammabot

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I can’t believe all the sheeple thinking this is good. Why can’t it be stopped, just say no you can’t have any data and you certainly can not track, trace or deliberately cause harm to me in any way?
 
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