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Google is launching iOS-style privacy labels for Android apps next year

May 7, 2021

Google‘s following Apple again by committing to introduce privacy labels for Android apps in the Play Store next year.

Google will show these labels for the app on the Play Store under the new Saftey section. It’ll show you what kind of data the app collects — approximate or exact location, personal information, photos, and storage — and how it plans to use the data.

The iPhone maker gave a glimpse of these labels last year at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), and introduced them to the App Store later in December. They give you an indication of what data the app is collecting from you.

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