Google has lastly included Apple App Store personal privacy labels to its Gmail app, nearly a month after we ran a short article questioning what was taking so long (via MacRumors). The app is the 2nd significant Google app to get the labels, after they were included to YouTube when it was updated previously this month.
The app obviously shares your coarse location and user ID with marketers, as well as info about your interaction with advertisements. According to the privacy label, however, it doesnt gather your name, physical address, or phone number (though as an email customer, Gmail clearly gathers your email address). Location data is also used for analytics and there are some functions of the app that will request it.
The details Hey requests fits on one page.
For contrast, heres the app privacy info for another e-mail app, Hey.
Screenshot: The Verge
It is worth noting that Apples app personal privacy labels are implied to show all the things that the app may access, not what info that app will access. For example, an app might only utilize area information when it requires to reveal you a map, however the personal privacy labels dont make that clear– its just a binary used/not utilized. Also, the details in the labels is sent by the business itself, and Apple doesnt make promises about its accuracy.
Oddly, Google included the labels without actually upgrading the Gmail app, despite the fact that it was actually crying out for an update (since of an enjoyable bug). The last time Google updated the iOS app was two months ago.
Up until now, Googles other big apps like Maps, Photos, Docs, and Chrome havent gotten the labels yet. The truth that both YouTube and Gmail have had them added indicates that Google is starting to roll them out to its bigger apps.
The app obviously shares your coarse area and user ID with marketers, as well as details about your interaction with ads. It is worth noting that Apples app privacy labels are suggested to reveal all the things that the app may access, not what information that app will access. An app might just use place information when it requires to show you a map, but the privacy labels dont make that clear– its simply a binary used/not utilized.