Stuart Breckenridge

GDPR App Updates

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires quite a bit of work from app developers to ensure their apps are compliant. I want to outline what I am doing with my apps.

SG Transit

v1.0 of SG Transit contains the Fabric and AdMob SDKs. Fabric is used for crash monitoring and app analytics (i.e. what bus numbers are the most popular); and AdMob is used to provide advertising services.

v1.1 will remove Fabric from the app entirely1. Presentation of personalised ads will only occur with the consent of the user.

Baby Feeds

Up to v2.0.3 included the AdMob SDK. Similar to SG Transit, in v2.1 presentation of personalised ads will only occur with the consent of the user.

Primes – Numbers Game

Primes uses Game Center, which is subject to Apple’s Privacy Policy. While the app collects no personal data, you should be aware of the Game Center T&Cs:

The Service is subject to Apple’s Privacy Policy at https://www.apple.com/privacy. As set out in the Privacy Policy, when you use the Service, such as inviting other users to join the Service, participating in leader boards, enabling invitations or multiplayer functionality, or displaying status messages, the personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit. When playing a game that supports multiplayer functionality, other users accessing the Service from within the same game on the same Wi-Fi network, local area network or within range of Bluetooth will be able to see that you are nearby (unless you turn this feature off), and see your nickname and photo, or full profile if you have a friend relationship with such user. If you choose to have your public profile set to “on”, other users of the Service can see your full profile, including your full name, activity (such as the games you have played and when you played them), scores, and achievements, and you can be recommended as a friend to other users. If your public profile is set to “off”, only users with whom you have established a friend relationship can see your full profile, and you will not be recommended to others; only your nickname and photo will be visible to users who are not friends. If you send or receive a friend request, the full name associated with your Apple ID will be shared with those users to whom you send, or from whom you accept, a friend request, and Apple may recommend games that you have played to your friends.

There will be no update to Primes for GDPR2.

The FFI List

This app will be retired prior to GDPR implementation. It does not collect any personal data.

  1. I had considered an opt-in option, but felt the uptake would be poor. ↩︎

  2. It does need to an update to, amongst other things, convert it from Objective-C to Swift, and to support larger interfaces natively. ↩︎