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[NEWS] Google warns of Android apps that collect data without permission


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Google is going to warn Android users for apps that collect personal data without permission. Apps that process device data or personal information, such as a phone number or e-mail address, must report this to users and add this their privacy policies to the app.

When an app collects and transmits personal data, and it has nothing to do with the functionality of the app, the app must explicitly indicate to the user how its data is used. These requirements apply to all features of the app. For example, in the case of analytics or crash reports, the list of installed packages that do not create anything with the app should not be sent without the user being informed, and he has given permission.

These requirements will apply to apps in both the Google Play Store and other app repositories. The new policy is implemented within 60 days and will ensure that Android users get a warning from apps and websites that lead to apps that collect data without permission.