Apple to bring new privacy rules to the App Store on December 8th. Several weeks ago we learned that Apple was asking app developers to include some privacy information on their respective App Store pages. Now we know a date when it will have to be implemented. We tell you all about this new feature below.
The Google Play Store has implemented a number of requirements for developers to inform users about the data their apps collect. Now starting from December 8th Apple also wants developers to have upload tags indicating what apps can access: location, microphone, camera and even payment data if they include in-app purchases.
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All this, far from being a minor measure, means greater security for the user, since they will be able to know in advance what the applications will require before they download it. Of course, permissions will still have to be activated to be able to use the app and can be denied or accepted. It should be noted that this will also apply to the iPad and Mac, not being an exception for the iPhone.
Developers have been aware of this new App Store regulation for months and now, knowing the date when they have to add the information, it is expected that there will be no problems. It is not known for sure if an iOS update will be needed for this.
In these months we have seen the Apple application store being challenged by accusations of monopoly by different companies and estates, the most notorious being the one undertaken by the developers of Fortnite, Epic Games. We understand that given the strength of the Californian company in this matter, those developers who do not comply could see their applications removed or blocked from the App Store.
Apple to bring new privacy rules to the App Store on December 8th. If there is one thing Apple has boasted about the privacy of their devices over the years. While it is true that Android has made considerable progress in terms of security, the iPhone is still considered a safer choice. In fact, we have seen numerous campaigns from Apple in reference to this.