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Google to issue warnings when apps steal your personal data

05 December 2017, 02:32 | Bernard Bryant

A 3D printed Android mascot Bugdroid is seen in front of a Google logo in this illustration

A 3D printed Android mascot Bugdroid is seen in front of a Google logo in this illustration

While Android OS is often exploited due to its open platform, Google has begun cracking down on the applications that aren't playing by the rules.

The section covers requirements for how an in-app data-usage disclosure must be displayed and how the app needs to request user consent. The alerts will pop up on app store and webpages that lead to the offending apps. The new restrictions provided by "Safe Browsing team' cites that apps are required to provide their privacy policy and prompt users to share their data".

Developers of apps that collect user data for purposes unrelated to the application's core function will now have to spell out why they are collecting the data and how they plan on using it. Users will need to provide their consent before the application can be used. After 60 days, Google Play Protect will warn users about apps installed on their phones and when users try to install new apps that fail to disclose user data collection practices. Google's help centre. Advice on making remedial actions will be available inside the facility.

It must also be displayed within the normal usage of the app and not be buried in settings.

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These requirements will apply during all instances when the app has to collect personal or device data from the user. So if you're a developer and your app collects personal data, you have a little under two months to get your apps to comply with these new rules.

Websites owners that attract a Safe Browsing warning will need to follow the usual processes in the Search Console if they want to resolve the warnings.

Popular apps such as Uber, Spotify, and Tinder use Google's Crashlytics crash reporting feature to access insights into people's behaviour.

The company did not say whether the new policy of privacy violation warnings will apply to its own software as well.



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