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Apps must list privacy details on App Store starting December 8

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App Privacy App Store Information (Image credit: Apple)

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 (opens in new tab) 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.

The App Store will soon help users understand an app's privacy practices before they download the app on Apple platform. On each app's product page, users can learn about some of the data types the app may collect, and whether that data is linked to them or used to track them. If you haven't already, enter your app's privacy information in App Store Connect.

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.

As a reminder, this information will be required to submit new apps and app updates to the App Store starting December 8, 2020. Existing apps will remain available for download.

Developers can learn about what details they will need to provide here (opens in new tab). You can also learn how to add the information to your app through App Store connect here (opens in new tab).

Joe Wituschek
Contributor

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.