As of 3 October, Apple’s App Store will demand explicit privacy policies from app developers before new apps and app updates can be submitted for distribution. Privacy policies will need to disclose exactly how each developer intends to use, secure and share its users’ personal data.
Apple’s move is entirely in line with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force in May and applies to organisations doing business in Europe. Though Apple doesn’t mention the GDPR in its announcement, it follows the sentiment of the regulation, which is to give users more control over their personal data and to facilitate a digital environment that protects personal data from misuse and exploitation.
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