In Mozilla’s analysis, major social media programs also performed poorly in terms of privacy, including Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter. This is while Google Chrome, YouTube, Tik Tok, Instagram, WhatsApp, Gmail and Spotify had much better performance.
written by TechSpotThe Data Safety Information section on Google Play is intended to provide app privacy details to inform users what kind of data each app or game collects or shares. This section specifies whether an app collects contact information, location, email address, browsing history, search history, financial information, etc. Apple launched the App Store privacy labeling program in 2020, but Google joined the process in 2022.
The results of Washington Post investigations in 2021 showed that the data collected in many Apple App Store applications is more than what their developers have announced. Mozilla also compared the results of its study on Google Play’s privacy labels with the Washington Post’s report.
One of the biggest problems is that Apple and Google rely on developers to provide privacy disclosures. The App Store now checks the description, but Mozilla found that the Google Play Store does not.