Does my Windows 8 app need a privacy policy?


From my experience the easiest way to see if your Windows 8 app needs a privacy policy is to open the Package.appmanifest file and go to the Capabilities tab.  If Internet (Client) is checked you could gather information from the user, so you’ll need a privacy policy.

Updated 8/1 – Great comments from MikeSchlichting.  Mike pointed out the following

“If your app has the technical ability to transmit data, you must maintain a privacy policy. You must provide access to your privacy policy in the Description page of your app, as well as in the app’s settings as displayed in the Windows Settings charm.

App capability declarations that make your app network-capable include: internetClient, internetClientServer and privateNetworkClientServer.”

 

 

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Comments (2)

  1. 4.1.1 Your app must have a privacy statement if it is network-capable

    If your app has the technical ability to transmit data, you must maintain a privacy policy. You must provide access to your privacy policy in the Description page of your app, as well as in the app’s settings as displayed in the Windows Settings charm.

    App capability declarations that make your app network-capable include: internetClient, internetClientServer and privateNetworkClientServer.

    Your privacy policy must inform users of the personal information transmitted by your app and how that information is used, stored, secured and disclosed, and describe the controls that users have over the use and sharing of their information, how they may access their information, and it must comply with applicable laws and regulations.

  2. Windows 8 app store certification requirements are listed here:

    msdn.microsoft.com/…/hh694083.aspx