Apple Launching Privacy Nutrition Labels Starting Next Month


Apple has launched, in connection with other privacy changes in iOS 14, a requirement for privacy “nutrition labels.” The labels are required for new and existing apps, and are in addition to the existing requirement of linking to the company’s long-form privacy policy. Apple will automatically generate the label based on the company’s answers to its online questionnaire. Apple is requiring companies to explain what information they -and third-party partners collect. Answers will be turned into visuals for the label (a circle “i” for example, for contact information). Companies can also include optional disclosures, like confirming that data is not being used for tracking or third-party advertising purposes (if that is accurate).

Care should be taken that the person completing the questionnaire has accurate information about the company’s practices. Apple stresses that companies are responsible for the accuracy of the information provided to it. We will

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Researchers examine FOP nutrition labels to improve packaged foods


Researchers from Illinois State University, North Carolina State University, University of South Carolina, and University of Maryland published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines the impact of moving nutrition labels, typically placed on the back of product packages, to the front.

The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “Competitive Effects of Front-of-Package Nutrition Labeling Adoption on Nutritional Quality: Evidence from Facts Up Front Style Labels” and is authored by Joon Ho Lim, Rishika Rishika, Ramkumar Janakiraman, and P.K. Kannan.

Can changing food packaging improve product nutrition quality? While this change may be simple, there’s a lot at stake.

Diet-related chronic diseases impose a growing burden on the United States economy by increasing costs of health care and widening diet-related health disparities. Since the 1970s, the American diet has shifted considerably towards foods higher in

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Apple’s privacy ‘nutrition labels’ are about to make people very uneasy about the apps they use every day


Apple’s new privacy labels in the Mac and iOS App Stores.
  • Apple took another step toward emphasizing privacy for its users, announcing at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June that it would require developers to add a label in the App Store that explains what information they collect and how that information is used.
  • Apps often collect data on users for relevant purposes, such as location tracking, but also Facebook and Google can use that information to serve Apple users targeted ads.
  • Developers have until December 8 to comply or they won’t be able to provide new apps or updates to their existing apps.
  • These labels, much like nutritional labels on food, will force users to see who’s collecting information on them and make decisions on whether they’re OK with that, says columnist Jason Aten.
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Apple has long made a point of

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Apple Will Require Developers To Provide App ‘Nutrition Labels’ On App Store


KEY POINTS

  • Apple will soon require developers to disclose their privacy practices
  • This will let consumers know what data apps might collect from them
  • Developers will be required to provide the information for the app “labels” starting Dec. 8

Apple will soon require developers to provide a sort-of “nutrition label” to their apps on the App Store. This is meant to help iDevice users determine an app’s privacy practices before they download and install it.

According to the updated developer webpage, Apple will require developers to share important details regarding their apps, particularly their privacy practices, starting next month. These details will be added to App Store Connect and will be made publicly available so that all iDevice users can be informed about what kind of data apps might collect before they download the apps.

These details will act as a “label” meant to inform Apple device users of what

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