Apple has made its position on privacy and how it handles user data as a centerpiece for the company under CEO Tim Cook, who has been one of the most professional technology engineers. Until now, there has been an area of Apple's big operation that has gone a little short of that promise, and a new announcement from the company changes it.
"Apple has already considered apps it finds doubtful, like Facebook's data-intensive VPN app Onavo, as it kicked out of the App Store earlier this month," TechCrunch notes. "The app had been living for years, but the App Store text showed that the data it was collected was shared with Facebook. The fact that Apple just started it now indicates that it will take a tougher attitude toward apps designed to collect user data as one of their primary functions in the future. "
This report continues to point out that this may now be an even more robust approach to Apple's privacy, as the company can now hold apps to account based on well, their own words.
Apple's advertising explains how developers can add or edit privacy policies for the App Store as part of the new rule.