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Apple makes simple privacy labels mandatory on App Store

Checklist gives users a clearer picture of what happens to their information

Users will now be able to see in one glance what data each app collects, and what gets shared to a third party. (Photo by Yoshiyuki Tamai)

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Apple on Monday began showing upfront how apps on its App Store collect personal data, enabling users to make decisions based on privacy before they download.

The 28 million registered developers on the App Store must disclose what information they collect and how they use it for any new apps or updates. Developers failing to comply will be kicked out.

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