In recent days, Apple has apparently started cracking down apps that share locati data with third parties. In such cases, Apple has removed the applicati in questi and informed developers that their applicati violates two parts of the guidelines of the App Store …
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Up 39, now we have seen several cases of cracking Apple down these types of applicatis. The company informs developers by email that "during the re-evaluati", their applicati is in violati of sectis 5.1.1 and 5.1.2 of the App Store Review Guidelines, which relate to the transmissi of user locati data. and user awareness of data collecti. 19659004] Legal – 5.1.1 and Legal 5.1.2
The applicati transmits user locati data to third parties without the explicit csent of the user and for unapproved purposes .
Apple explains that developers must remove any code, framework or SDKs that relate to the violati before their applicati can be re-submitted to the App Store.
Apple's crackdown these apps comes in a growing industry change because of the general data protecti regulatis, or GDPR, in the European Uni. Although Apple has always been a company focused protecting privacy, it apparently seeks to ensure that developers take the same care for user data.
In the cases we have seen, the applicatis in questi do not do enough to inform users. about what's going with their data. In additi to simply asking permissi, Apple seems to want developers to explain what …