According to Bloomberg, Android could include functionality similar to “Privacy Tags” in iOS 14.
With iOS 14, Apple introduced features that were already in Android and a few others that we’d love to see in Google’s operating system. It seems Google has taken note, and according to Bloomberg, the company is planning Adopt one of the best new features in iOS 14 on your mobile operating system.
These are the so-called “privacy labels”, a feature that has gained even more popularity in the last few weeks by questioning the way apps like Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp use its users’ data and is undoubtedly one of the most direct ways to do it Raising users’ awareness of Which apps respect your information better?.
A function similar to iOS “Privacy Labels” could be available for Android
For those less familiar with the world of iOS and macOS, it’s worth taking a look What are the privacy labels?.
We’re talking about a feature Apple calls “App Tracking Transparency” that enables iOS and Android users What kind of data do the apps collect? when users use them. All new applications and updates to existing applications must be in place Show this information to users from the moment they are downloaded from the App Store.
The The reception of this feature was not exactly positive by some developers and tech giants like Facebook who claim this could limit their ability to effectively serve personalized ads and generate revenue.
According to Bloomberg, Google’s idea goes through Implement anti-tracking functionality on Android similar to Apple, what allows Limit data collection by appsAt the same time, developers have some leeway in generating revenue from the data collected by the applications.
That is why we speak of a apparently less strict implementation than apples. It is also not known whether the function will be built directly into the operating system or into the operating system App Store and digital content Google Play Store. It’s also unclear whether it will see the light of day in Android 12, the next major operating system update slated to hit sometime next summer.