Apple officially launched the privacy label function in iOS 14 which allowing users to manually restrict apps from obtaining private data and force apps to show users as a privacy pop-up. Google also plans to introduce a privacy tags feature in 2022.
Apple forced Facebook to provide user data collection pop-ups to the iOS 14 users on the new iPhone 12 series. The Apple pushed to iOS 14.5 update will provide users accurate data collected details by the apps, you have installed in your iPhone.
Google plans to follow the same Apple footsteps starting with Android 13 and launch a similar privacy label function for the Play Store on its Android platform somewhere in the next year will be introduced in Google I/O 2022.
In the Android Developer Blog, Google announced that it will launch a new feature called, “safety section” for the Play Store. This feature helps users learn about the personal data collected by the App understand which data is encrypted and tell the Android users other information that the App on the user’s security and privacy.
The data sharing function has been independently verified by a third party. In addition, the Play Store will also specify in detail and the applications allow users to delete previous personal data.
Google also requires developers to disclose the details of their collection of user privacy. If a developer violates this policy, Google will first ask the developer to solve the problem.
Google Plans to first test the “privacy label feature” in them somewhere the next version of Android 13 will be introduced in the year 2022 and then require all Play Store apps to provide this feature in the Google Play Store.