New specifications are mandatory in the new year
These must be listed in the app store on the associated apps page and provide information about which data an app collects from a user, for what purpose this happens and how it is handled in the further course of the process. This innovation requires iOS 14.3 on an iPhone or iPad. The requirement applies to all updates that are submitted to the App Store after the deadline at the end of last year. Two apps from Google received an update after this period had expired, but these may have been submitted beforehand.
Google has now announced that they will provide updates in the App Store in the next few days that will provide the required information. WhatsApp had been critical of the innovation in advance, as we did in one further message had reported. This requirement from Apple discriminates against third-party apps, since Apple has not imposed the same regime on its own apps.