Google will soon require developers to provide more information about the privacy and security of their applications. The company is working on a new “security section” for its Play Store listings, which will require Android app makers to explain what data is collected by their apps and how that data is used. The section will also include information on security features, such as encryption.
Change is similar to privacy which started appearing in the Apple App Store at the end of last year. However, the new Play Store listings won’t appear for some time. Android users can expect to see the new security section in the first quarter of 2022, according to a timeline shared by Google. And developers won’t be required to make the changes until the second half of next year.
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