Google has announced a series of changes to its Play Store security policies that will take effect over the next year.
Starting in September, a new section will be added to Google App policy which will mean that inactive or abandoned developer accounts will be closed after one year of inactivity.
October will see various policies introduced on different dates.
On October 28, the user date policy will be updated to prohibit the linking of persistent device identifiers to personal and sensitive user data or device identifiers that can be reset, unless in pre-approved use cases.
Fast forward to April 1, 2022 and Google will add a new data privacy and security section to the User data policy in which developers must provide accurate information related to personal or confidential user data that their applications collect, use or share.
Google also announced several other non-security policy updates this week. This includes restrictions on identifiers in apps targeting children, a ban on content related to compensated sex such as “sugar dating,” more comprehensive information required for financial apps, and a ban on unwanted text and graphics in titles, icons, and developers. Of applications. Names.
You can find all the upcoming policy changes here.
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