As of December 8, Apple has been requiring developers submitting new apps and app updates to provide privacy labels that outline the data that each app collects from users when it is installed.
Many app developers, such as Facebook, have complied and now include the privacy labels alongside their apps, but there’s one notable outlier — Google.
Google has not updated its major apps like Gmail, Google Maps, Chrome, and YouTube since December 7 or before, and most Google apps have to date have not been updated with the Privacy Label feature.
On January 5, Google told TechCrunch that the data would be added to its iOS apps “this week or the next week,” but both this week and the next week have come and gone with no update. It has now been well over a month since Google last updated its apps.
MacDailyNews Take: There’s a logical explanation: Google’s list of the data that each of its apps siphons from users probably exceeds Apple’s App Store storage capacity.
Google iOS apps that are currently not updated with privacy labels include: Google Search, Google Maps, Google Calendar, Chrome, Waze, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Photos, Google Home, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Assistant, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google One, Google Earth, YouTube Music, Hangouts, Google Tasks, Google Meet, Google Pay, Google Voice, Google News, Google Podcasts, and more.