App developers can now no longer provide your contact information to resell to other parties, such as advertisers. Apple is tightening the rules to, shortly after the big data scandal in Facebook.
That is reported by news agency Bloomberg today. Apps regularly ask for access to your address book, your contacts in their services to be able to integrate. Useful, but in this way, app-builders contact data such as e-mail addresses, telefonnummers and profile pictures of friends and family in hands which have not consented to it.
When this information is then exploited to extensive advertentieprofielen on, the gate of the dam. Apple doesn’t allow this trade, and now also explicit. Developers that the regls breached, risking that their apps will be removed. Recently came Facebook, incidentally, recently again negative in the news thanks to a similar matter.