Google rolls out new app privacy labels in Play Store with better transparency for users
App developers have till July 20 to add the information to their listings.
"As app developers update their functionality or change their data handling practices, they will show the latest in the apps' Data safety section," the company said in a blog post.
Users will start seeing the Data safety section in Google Play from Wednesday.
The new initiative on Google Play Store follows the launch of a similar feature on
"We designed the Data safety section to allow developers to clearly mark what data is being collected and for what purpose it's being used. Users can also see whether the app needs this data to function or if this data collection is optional," said Google.
Google said it has also worked hard to give users control of installed apps through simple permissions features.
"The taxonomy and framework of the Data safety section on Google Play may differ materially from those used in other app stores," the company said.
The initiative is meant to "help people understand the data an app collects or shares, if that data is secured, and additional details that impact privacy and security."
YouTube Shorts hits 30 billion daily views: Sundar Pichai
If you’re quitting Twitter after Elon Musk’s takeover, here's how to download all your tweets
Popular on BI
- The importance of multi-asset investing
- AirAsia looks to add tier-2 and tier -3 cities to its India route map
- Most Internet users avail of OTT services; 53% of them from rural areas: Report
- Companies to dole out 10% average salary hike this year, says survey
- Godrej Appliances expects 20% growth in AC, refrigerator sales in summer season