In the next two months, Google will start warning users when apps, as well as websites that lead to apps, collect personal data without consent. The tech giant said its Safe Browsing team has expanded the policy to include Android apps.
Google’s new Unwanted Software Policy is working to cut down unwanted and malicious mobile behaviour in the Android ecosystem. The policy comes amid rising concerns globally over privacy and data sharing online.
The company said it will start enforcing the new policy in 60 days. Google may show warnings on devices via Google Play Protect or on webpages that lead to apps that do not comply with the rules.