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Apple Is Cracking Down on Privacy in the App Store

by Danny Zepeda | September 1, 2018September 1, 2018 8:30 am PST

Apple has made a change in its App Store policy that will require all new apps and upcoming updates for current apps in the store to include to link to developer’s privacy policy. First reported by 9to5Mac, the change is an all-encompassing change on Apple’s part to put a bigger focus on privacy in the App Store.

Prior to the update, Apple only required subscription apps to link to the privacy policies but now all apps, disregarding their label, will have to include the link. In this policy, developers have to be transparent about their data retention policies and how users can opt in or out and delete data that has previously been stored by the developer.

Apple says current apps that don’t include the link to privacy policies will not be subject for removal, but once a new update is issued, they will be required to include the link to be approved.

The App Store rule change will go into effect October 3.


Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...