New Safety Section Regarding Android Mobile App Data

New Safety Section Regarding Android Mobile App Data

 

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Article Reference:

https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2021/05/new-safety-section-in-google-play-will.html

 

Android Developers have just pre-announced a new safety feature that is intended to help people to understand the data that the app being collected or shared within each app being used. “Developers agree that people should have transparency and control over their data. And they want simple ways to communicate app safety that are easy to understand and help users to make informed choices about how their data is handled.” 

 

App data collection has become a big safety measure when using apps. Android is working with Google play to release this information with ultimate transparency. The new elements that are highlighted are:

Data Encryption

Making sure the app follows Android’s Family Policy

Safety verified by an independent third-party.

Users are able to request data deletion, if they decide to uninstall. 

 

Along with these elements, any screenshots and descriptions, become the developer’s responsibility as well. Google Play will be introducing a policy that requires every app developer to provide accurate information. Users can expect to read and also sign privacy policies and an agreement with the app that only then allows the app to either share all data or store information that is being actively inputted in the app.

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Sharon Muniz established her software development consulting firm in Reston, VA after 15 years of working in the software industry. NCN Technology helps clients implement best practices and software to drive their business to success. Ms. Muniz is skilled at strategic planning, business process management, technology evaluation, project and agile software development methodologies.

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