After Apple and Google will force application developers to transparency regarding data collection

Starting next year, apps in the Google Play Store will display details of what data they collect and / or share, as well as other information that affects privacy and security, in a new security section.

This announcement comes just months after it Apple has started displaying similar privacy information in the App Store. In the same way that Apple’s policy covers its own apps as those developed by other developers, Google says their apps will also need to provide this information, as will all other apps in the Google Play Store.

How are they explained from Google, this should “help people understand what data the application collects or shares, whether that data is protected, and additional details that affect privacy and security.” The section will describe in detail what user data an app can access (like location, contacts, or personal information like an email address), but Google says it will also allow developers to explain how the data is used and what it means for the functionality of their apps.

Google says the apps will provide information on whether the data is encrypted, whether it complies with Google’s child-friendly apps, and whether users can prevent data sharing. Developers will be able to point out that an independent third party has verified the application security section, as well as explain whether users can request that their data be deleted.

We won’t see the new section for a few more months, and Google says that should give developers enough time to implement changes in their applications. The company says developers will be able to start posting new privacy details in the Google Play console in the fourth quarter of this year, and that they will start showing to users in the first quarter of 2022. For all existing and new apps, the deadline to display this information it will be the second quarter of 2022, and applications that do not have it could be blocked.

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