Google Play to require privacy labels on apps in 2022, almost two years after Apple

America’s consumer watchdog, the FTC, today scolded technology makers for their anti-repair practices, and signaled it will support new legislation that ensures people can mend their own stuff without penalty. In short, the FTC said manufacturers were, among other things, regularly breaking or stretching warranty law, deliberately designing products that are hard to fix, keeping repair information secret, using patent and trademark law to thwart repair efforts, discouraging independent third-party repairs, and using software to lock out changes.

Link: Google Play to require privacy labels on apps in 2022, almost two years after Apple
via http://www.theregister.com

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