Google updates the Chrome iPhone app; finally shows what data it collects from you

Google has finally updated the Chrome Internet Browser App on iOS. This will be the first update to the Chrome iOS app in 2021, almost four months later Apple published “Privacy Labels” on December 8, 2020. In the meantime, Google has released several updates for the Chrome Android app this year.
Apple made privacy labels mandatory for all iOS apps starting December 8, 2020, so that end users can more easily understand how an app collects, processes, and links your personal data. In other words, developers were not allowed to post updates to iOS apps unless they clearly state what data is being collected and whether or not it is associated with the user’s digital profile.
Google, one of the largest internet companies, has been surprisingly slow in updating iOS apps after introducing privacy labels. It took Google a month to update its YouTube iOS app. Later in February, Google updated the Gmail app, revealing all of the data it collects from users and how it’s linked. Google has also provided privacy labels for photos, drives, and Google Maps.
If you have the Chrome app on your computer iPhone Then Google can pull personal data from Chrome. For Android users, the privacy settings are similar as the policies are the same. Here is the detailed list of the personal data that Google collects from Chrome users on iPhone.
Data collected by Google Chrome for analysis
This is what Google collects for Analytics from Chrome: gross location, audio, browsing, user ID, device ID, product interaction, performance data, other diagnostic data, other types of data

Data collected to personalize Chrome for you and the app functionality
This is the data that is collected for product personalization: payment information, audio data, browsing history, user ID, device ID, product interaction and performance data
How do I check which app is collecting which data about you on the iPhone?
Apple made it easy to check which iOS app is collecting what type of data. You can just visit the App Store, search for the app and just scroll down to the Privacy section to get the details.
If you don’t have an iPhone, just open the App Store website on any PC and search for the app on the website to get its privacy information.


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