Google has added privacy labels from Apple’s App Store to Gmail, making it the second major app from the tech giant to get the labels after YouTube.
Apple has been enforcing its app privacy labels since late last year, and Google is starting to implement labels for its apps.
The new privacy labels divide data types into three categories: data used to track you, data linked to you, and data not linked to you.
The privacy label added to Gmail indicates that the application does not collect the names, physical addresses, or phone numbers of users. The tag also notes that the app shares “approximate location” and user ID with advertisers.
Gmail also shares advertising data, such as how users interact with ads, with third-party advertisers. Additionally, location data is also used for analysis.
The privacy label indicates that the application can access this information, not necessarily already. The label states that the information on the labels was provided by Google and that “this information has not been verified by Apple.”
It’s worth noting that Google has added the privacy label to Gmail without actually updating the iOS app, even though one is expected since its last update was two months ago. Earlier this month, the app itself was warning users that the latest security features are not available.
Now that Google has added privacy labels to YouTube and Gmail, the tech giant is likely to start rolling them out to its Maps, Photos, Chrome, and Docs apps. Hopefully Google will resume regular updates for its iOS apps soon too.