Apple Updates Privacy Website With New Privacy Labels Section For Its Own Apps
Apple today updated its Privacy webpage with new information explaining what its privacy nutiton labels are and how they work.
The new page, simply called Labels, includes an alphabetical list of all of the Apple-made apps that come pre-installed on your iPhone.
This isn’t all new information, but it’s a new layout that makes it easier than ever for people to see information about what kinds of data Apple’s apps do and do not collect.
Our privacy labels are designed to help you understand how apps handle your data, including apps we develop at Apple. This page brings privacy labels for our iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS apps together in one place.
Apple requires all apps in the App Store to display labels explaining what kind of data is collected and whether it is used to track users. While some of Apple’s apps are available via the App Store, not all are. Those, like Messages and Safari, are available on the Labels webpage instead.
Apple has been making a big privacy push in recent months as it tries to combat the sheer amount of data apps and services collect from their users. Some, like Facebook, are less than pleased with the recent focus on privacy and are doing their best to disrupt it.