Google has finally added the Apple App Store privacy label to the Gmail app. Almost a month later. I posted an article that wonders what took so long (((via MacRumors). This app is the second major Google app to get the label. Added to youtube When updated earlier this month.
So what does it look like? Well, that’s up to you. The app seems to share a rough location and user ID with the advertiser. We also share information about our interactions with advertising. However, according to the privacy label, no name, address, or phone number will be collected (although as an email client, Gmail will obviously collect your email address). Location data is also used for analytics, and the app has several features that require it. If you want to see the full label, there is a video scrolling down.
In contrast, this is the app privacy information for another email app, Hey.
Please note that Apple’s app privacy label is intended to show everything the app has. May Access, not information about the app will access. For example, an app may use location data only when it needs to display a map, but the privacy label doesn’t make that clear. This is a used / unused binary. Also, the information on the label was submitted by the company itself, and Apple does not promise its accuracy.
Curiously, Google added the label without actually updating the Gmail app, It was literally asking for an update (Because of a fun bug). Google last updated its iOS app two months ago.
So far, other big Google apps such as maps, photos, documents, and Chrome haven’t gotten the label yet. However, the fact that they have been added to both YouTube and Gmail shows that Google is starting to roll them out into larger apps.
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