Apple Wants Developers To Do In-App Changes For User Privacy And Security

October 11, 2021 | 2 minutes read

Apple asks developers to do changes to their apps to ensure privacy of  users in accordance with the App Store Guidelines 5.1.1 released last June.

Tech giant Apple, has recently announced  that it requires developers that offer a way to create accounts in their apps to also offer an easy way to delete them. This requirement applies to all app submissions from January 31st, 2022.

The company in its blog post also encouraged the app developers to review all the laws pertaining to data retention and security. Furthermore, it asks developers to explain what type of data their app collects, the method of collection, and the uses of the data. In addition to this, Apple also requires the apps to explain their data deletion policies and much more.

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Apple App Store.Image Credits: Indian Express

This applies to all types of data such as electronic health records, sales and warranty records.

One of the key reasons Apple needs the developers to make these changes is to ensure the data security and privacy of the users. As well as to show its compliance with multiple data protection laws like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of UK, GDPR of EU and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of USA, and  regional data security laws of other countries. Apple also emphasizes that the app privacy information present in the app should be authentic.

Indubitably, the use of mobile apps increased during the pandemic . Subsequently, also raising the development of on-demand mobile apps. And frankly, this trend is not going to abort anytime soon. As by 2023, the mobile apps are expected to generate over $935 billion in revenue.