Apps must list privacy details on App Store starting December 8
What you need to know
- Apps will be required to list privacy details on their App Store page starting on December 8, 2020.
- Existing apps will remain available to download without the information, but new apps and app updates will be required to list the information in order to be accepted.
In a news release on its Developer website, Apple has announced that apps will be required to list privacy details in the App Store starting on December 8, 2020. The company originally announced these changes at WWDC back in June.
Users will now be able to see what kind of data apps collect and if how that data is used on the app's page in the App Store.
Apple did note that existing apps will remain available to download without the new information, but new apps and app updates will be required to list the privacy information in order to be accepted.
Developers can learn about what details they will need to provide here. You can also learn how to add the information to your app through App Store connect here.
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