Apple adding privacy fact labels to App Store items

Apple on Monday, Dec. 14, began adding labels that reveal what user data is gathered by games, chat or other software offered in the App Store for its popular mobile devices.

The iPhone maker announced plans for such “privacy labels” when it first unveiled the new version of its iOS mobile operating system, which it released in September.

“App Store product pages will feature summaries of developers’ self-reported privacy practices, displayed in a simple, easy-to-read format,” Apple said in a blog post when iOS 14 launched. “Starting early next year, all apps will be required to obtain user permission before tracking.”

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