Google follows Apple again by committing to it Introduce privacy labels for Android apps in the Play Store next year.
Google is showing these labels for the app in the Play Store under the new “Security” section. It shows you what kind of data the app is collecting – approximate or precise location, personal information, photos and storage – and how the data should be used.
The iPhone manufacturer gave up A look at these labels at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) last year and later introduced it to the App Store in December. They give you an indication of what data the app is collecting from you.
In addition to the data collection labels, the Security section shows whether the app complies with Google family guidelines, security practices such as encrypting data and deleting data on demand. These are useful indicators that provide more context about how your data is stored on the app developer’s server, and knowing what data is being collected is just as important.
The company posted a schedule for implementing the label on its blog. The company plans to issue a policy on this new role in the next quarter. Later in the year, developers can start declaring these labels on the Google Play consoles.
Google didn’t start a popup like Apple did asks users for their permissions to track their dataHowever, in the upcoming Security section, apps can explain why they need to keep track of user data.
The company plans to enforce security labels for apps by the middle of next year, but has not said what will happen to the apps that do not meet the requirements. It is noteworthy that the Big G took its own sweet time when introducing privacy labels for their own iOS apps earlier this year.
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