Google gives up: this is the data collected by YouTube on iOS | Digital Trends Spanish


With its first update in more than two months, the YouTube app for the iOS system added privacy labels and began displaying the data it collects from users.

In this way, Google’s social video network became the first app high profile in complying with the new privacy policies of the Apple App Store.

In December 2020, Apple announced that it would require developers to disclose the privacy practices of all their applications in order to approve their updates.

The measure seeks that users know what data they share on the internet. It is expected that during 2021 Apple’s operating system will even allow to decide these permissions by application.

What data YouTube collects on iOS

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The latest version of YouTube corresponded to December 7, 2020, but the lack of update had caught his attention, since the app usually every one or two weeks.

According to the update, these are the data YouTube collects and the goal to do so:

Data used to track you

  • Contact information: physical address, email, telephone number.
  • Identifiers: User ID, Device ID.

YouTube also shows a series of data that can be used for third-party advertising, the developer himself, data analysis, product customization, browsing history, functionality of the app and other purposes, as revealed Applesfera:

  • Location: third party advertising, advertising or marketing developer, data analysis, product customization, functionality of the app and other purposes.
  • Contact information: third party advertising, advertising or marketing developer, data analysis and product customization.
  • Contacts: product customization and functionality of the app.
  • User content: product customization and functionality of the app.
  • Search history: third party advertising, advertising or marketing developer, data analysis, product customization and functionality of the app.
  • Browsing history: third party advertising, advertising or marketing developer, data analysis, product customization and other purposes.
  • Identifiers: third party advertising, advertising or marketing developer, data analysis, product customization, functionality of the app and other purposes.
  • Usage data: third party advertising, advertising or marketing developer, data analysis, product customization and functionality of the app.
  • Diagnosis: data analysis and functionality of the app, other purposes.
  • Purchases: advertising or marketing developer, data analysis, product customization and functionality of the app.
  • User content: data analysis and product customization.
  • Other data: data analysis and product customization.

What’s missing from Google on iOS

Owned by Google, Waze also recently updated its iOS app, adding privacy information as required by Apple.

However, there are still updates to other major applications from the company such as Google, Google Chrome, Gmail, Google Maps and Google Meet, which have been updated since the Apple requirement went into effect.

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