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Android App Developers Required by Google to Share More Info on Data Handling

May 7, 2021

Planned as a safety section in Google Play, the change is expected to “help people understand the data an app collects or shares, if that data is secured, and additional details that impact privacy and security.”

Google is already asking developers to say whether their application is collecting user data, but the new requirement will have them provide further information on the matter, for increased transparency.

This includes specific details on the data that is collected, such as personal details (names, emails, and addresses), location, contacts, media files, and other files; information on how that data is stored; and details on how the data is used (such as app functionality and personalization).

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