Privacy and GDPR

The Experience Platform SDKs give you controls to manage consent and privacy obligations under the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Developers can retrieve locally stored identities and set opt status flags for data collection and transmission.

Before implementing these controls, read Adobe's GDPR documentation.

When Adobe provides software and services to an enterprise, Adobe acts as a data processor for any personal data it processes and stores as part of providing these services. As a data processor, Adobe processes personal data in accordance with your company’s permission and instructions, as set out in your agreement with Adobe. As a data controller, you can use the Experience Platform SDKs to support GDPR retrieve and delete requests from your mobile apps.

Set and get privacy status

You can set a privacy status to ensure collection of data suits your user's preferences.

Expected Behavior

Opt In

Opt Out

Opt Unknown

Analytics

Hits are sent

Hits not sent

Hits queued

Audience Manager

Signals, ID syncs are sent

Signals, ID syncs not sent

Syncs queued

Campaign Classic

User data stored, calls are sent

User data cleared, calls not sent

User data stored, calls not sent

Target

Mbox requests are sent

Mbox requests not sent

Mbox requests queued

Analytics users: If your report suite is not timestamp enabled, hits are discarded until the privacy status changes to opt in.

To programmatically set the privacy status for the app user:

Android
iOS
Android

Java

setPrivacyStatus

You can set the privacy status to one of the following values:

  • MobilePrivacyStatus.OPT_IN

  • MobilePrivacyStatus.OPT_OUT

  • MobilePrivacyStatus.UNKNOWN

To understand the expected behavior, see the Set and get privacy status table above.

Syntax

public static void setPrivacyStatus(final MobilePrivacyStatus privacyStatus);

Example

MobileCore.setPrivacyStatus(MobilePrivacyStatus.OPT_OUT);
iOS

setPrivacyStatus

You can set privacy status to one of the following values:

  • ACPMobilePrivacyStatusOptIn

  • ACPMobilePrivacyStatusOptOut

  • ACPMobilePrivacyStatusUnknown

To understand the expected behavior, see the Set and get privacy status table above.

Objective-C

Syntax

+ (void) setPrivacyStatus: (ACPMobilePrivacyStatus) status;

Example

[ACPCore setPrivacyStatus:ACPMobilePrivacyStatusOptIn];

Swift

Syntax

class func setPrivacyStatus(_ status: ACPMobilePrivacyStatus) {
}

Example

ACPCore.privacyStatus = ACPMobilePrivacyStatusOptIn

You can also programmatically view the current privacy status by using the following:

The following API returns an enum representation of the privacy status for the user.

Android
iOS
Android

getPrivacyStatus

The enum representation of the privacy status that corresponds to the following statuses:

  • MobilePrivacyStatus.OPT_IN

  • MobilePrivacyStatus.OPT_OUT

  • MobilePrivacyStatus.UNKNOWN

Java

Syntax

void getPrivacyStatus(AdobeCallback<MobilePrivacyStatus> callback);
  • callback is invoked after the privacy status is available.

  • If an instance of AdobeCallbackWithError is provided, and you are fetching the attributes from the Mobile SDK, the timeout value is 5000ms. If the operation times out or an unexpected error occurs, the fail method is called with the appropriate AdobeError.

Example

MobileCore.getPrivacyStatus(new AdobeCallback<MobilePrivacyStatus>() {
@Override
public void call(MobilePrivacyStatus value) {
System.out.println("getPrivacyStatus: " + status);
}
});
iOS

getPrivacyStatus

The enum representation of the privacy status that corresponds to the following statuses:

  • ACPMobilePrivacyStatusOptIn

  • ACPMobilePrivacyStatusOptOut

  • ACPMobilePrivacyStatusUnknown

Objective-C

Syntax

+ (void) getPrivacyStatus: (nonnull void (^) (ACPMobilePrivacyStatus status)) callback;
+ (void) getPrivacyStatusWithCompletionHandler: (nonnull void (^) (ACPMobilePrivacyStatus status, NSError* _Nullable error)) completionHandler;
  • callback is invoked after the privacy status is available.

  • completionHandler is invoked with the current privacy status, or error if an unexpected error occurs or the request times out. The default timeout is 5000ms.

Example

[ACPCore
getPrivacyStatus:^(ACPMobilePrivacyStatus status) {
switch (status) {
case ACPMobilePrivacyStatusOptIn: NSLog(@"Privacy Status: Opt-In"); break;
}
}];
[ACPCore getPrivacyStatusWithCompletionHandler:^(ACPMobilePrivacyStatus status, NSError * _Nullable error) {
if (error) {
// handle error here
} else {
// handle the retrieved privacy status
}
}];

Swift

Syntax

class func getPrivacyStatus(_ callback: @escaping (_ status: ACPMobilePrivacyStatus) -> Void) {//}
class func getPrivacyStatus(withCompletionHandler completionHandler: @escaping (_ status: ACPMobilePrivacyStatus, _ error: Error?) -> Void) {//}
  • callback is invoked after the privacy status is available.

  • completionHandler is invoked with the current privacy status, or error if an unexpected error occurs or the request times out. The default timeout is 5000ms.

Example

ACPCore.getPrivacyStatus(
{ status in
switch status {
case ACPMobilePrivacyStatusOptIn:
print("Privacy Status: Opt-In")
default:
break
}
})
ACPCore.getPrivacyStatus(withCompletionHandler: { status, error in
if error != nil {
// handle error here
} else {
// handle the retrieved privacy status
}
})

Retrieving stored identifiers

To retrieve all the identifier data stored locally by the SDK as a JSON string, and send this data to your servers, use the getSdkIdentities API from the Mobile Core extension.

Configuration keys

To update the SDK configuration, programmatically, use the following information to change your privacy configuration values. For more information, Configuration API reference.

Key

Description

global.privacy

Setting to control privacy opt status; values may include optedid, optedout, optunknown

Video

Using Mobile SDK Privacy APIs

Additional information