Google has developed numerous apps for iOS and it updates them with the required bug fixes and performance enhancements every now and then. Moreover, the company also brings forth new features to the mix that iOS users can enjoy. However, according to the latest report, Google has not updated any of its iOS apps for a month in an attempt to avoid privacy labels. As of recently, Google has issued a statement, citing that it will begin rolling out updates for its iOS apps with privacy label information.
After a Month of No App Updates for iOS, Google Will Add App Store Privacy Labels Starting This Week
Apple introduced privacy labels to the App Store which is the reason why apps have not been updated with the information. The last time Google updated its iOS apps was on December 7th of last year – a day before Apple’s new privacy-centric policy took effect. The policy required all app developers to update their apps and submit with privacy label information. While app updates in the holiday season tend to typically slow down but one month is still a long time.
By getting in all its existing apps’ updates on or before December 7, Google has managed to avoid filling out a privacy label for any of their apps so far.
Since Google has not updated its iOS apps for almost a month, we presume the company has been avoiding its way to not include the privacy label. Nonetheless, it is only a matter of time when app developers start accepting the privacy change brought forward by Apple. Now, Google has issued a statement to TechCrunch which details the company’s plans to add privacy label information to iOS apps. Moreover, the company will begin updating its iOS apps as soon as this week.