Apple launches new App Store privacy labels so you can see how iOS apps use your data

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Apple is making good on its promise to provide more transparency around iOS app data collection with the launch of new privacy labels on the App Store.

The company first announced its intention to provide these so-called “nutrition label” privacy disclosures back in June during WWDC, and last month Apple disclosed that developers would have to provide this information by December 8th or risk losing the ability to update their apps. Now, following that deadline, Apple is launching the feature officially for all iOS device owners running the latest version of iOS 14.

Apple says the new labels will be required for apps on all of its platforms — that includes iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — and they will have to be up to date and…

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