Apple's mandatory privacy consent requirements are expected to roll out sometime in early 2021 and apps that do not comply with user tracking is expected to be removed from the app store.
Google bans stalkerware apps that do not obtain consent and provide persistent notifications on user tracking. Parental monitoring and enterprise management apps will be allowed.
TikTok was dealt another blow when it was discovered to have been engaging in undisclosed user tracking in the Android version of its app.
Researchers from Palo Alto Networks discovered data leak from Baidu and other apps that could allow user tracking across devices for a lifetime. Over 6 million users in the United States were affected.