San Francisco: Tech giant Google is one step closer to launching its new data privacy section for Play Store apps.
According to The Verge, app developers can now fill in relevant details through Google’s new data protection form.
The company said that the required information will be visible to users from February 2022 and it will be mandatory for developers to submit by April of the same year.
The new feature was announced in May, after apps began showing the same privacy and data disclaimers in the App Store last December.
The Data section is supposed to provide consumers with a quick and simple overview of what apps are doing with their information.
Developers will be encouraged to tell users what type of data their app collects, including location, contacts, personal information (e.g., name, email address), financial information, and more. Whether this data is optional or required to use the App, whether or not the App encrypts data in transit, if the App has been independently reviewed for compliance with global security standards.
The report states that developers can now enter this information through the Google Play console and that Google has added guides for developers to help them navigate this new requirement.
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