Posted in News by Patricia on December 14, 2020
iOS 14.3 brings App Privacy Details on the App Store. This means that each app product page will contain ‘nutrition labels’ that inform about how the app plans to handle collected data. This gives you a clear overview about how the app affects your privacy, before downloading and installing it on your iPhone, iPad or Mac.
App Privacy Details In App Store
The nutrition labels are available on the app’s product page. Just scroll for the App Privacy section and you will reach a description that reads:
App Privacy Labels – Detailed
The privacy nutrition labels are divided into three categories:
- Data Used To Track You
Includes data collected by the app in question, that might be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies. Example of such data types include: Location, Contact Info, Identifiers and so on.
- Data Linked to You
Contains data that can be collected by the app in question and linked to your accounts, devices or identity. Some examples are: Financial Info, Contact Info, Browsing History, Location, Purchases, Identifiers.
- Data Not Linked to You
Apps can also collect data, but it won’t be linked to your accounts, devices or identity. Such data points could be: Usage Data, Diagnostics and more.
App Privacy Details Not Showing Up?
You’ve updated to iOS 14.3 but can’t find the app privacy labels on the App Store? That’s because they are still optional. Apple will make them mandatory at the beginning of 2021 and apps that don’t update their privacy nutrition labels might be excluded from the store.
Are you seeing the App Privacy Details on the App Store? Do you find them helpful? Use the comments section and share your feedback.
Related: iOS 14 is a privacy-focused released. We’ve summed up the 10 new Privacy features available for your iPhone and iPad!