Apple reportedly removing apps that share location data with third parties

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Apple is reportedly enforcing some of its privacy rules more stringently for apps in its App Store. According to a report by 9to5Mac, the iPhone maker started removing apps that share location data with third-parties without "explicit consent" from users.
Apps that have been removed from the App Store in this instance have been cited for violating sections 5.1.1 and 5.1.2 of the App Store Review Guidelines, which state, "The app transmits user location data to third parties without explicit consent from the user and for unapproved purposes." According to a letter sent to developers that have had their apps taken down, they must "remove any code, frameworks, or SDKs" that aid location sharing without clear user consent and then resubmit their app for review.
The details of Apple's App Store Review Guidelines suggest the company wants developers to not only be more clear in asking permission to collect users' location data but to also be more clear about how and where that data is being used and transmitted after collection.

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