Recent research by Yale University's Privacy Lab and Exodus Privacy showed that three quarters of Android apps contain trackers that collect user data for targeted advertising, to glean their locations, and to analyse behaviour.
Google plans to show these warnings via the Google Play Protect service that's built into the official Play Store app. Also, if these apps collect personal data unrelated to the functionality of the app - the developers must highlight this prior to collection and transmission, so the user knows how the data will be used. This way, users can be protected even when they browse to websites that provide app installation. But this might soon be put to an end thanks to Google's new app policy.
Google will also show warnings inside Chrome for Android when users are trying to access third-party websites that offer Android apps for download.
These requirements apply to all app functions, and Google oogle says that during analytics and crash reports any list of installed packages that are unrelated to the app can't be transmitted from the device. So if you're a developer and your app collects personal data, you have a little under two months to get your apps to comply with these new rules. The apps will be considered to violate Google's policy if they don't follow the rules for prominent disclosure.
Google Safe Browsing has proven to be quite effective in the past.
The OS maker is giving app developers 60 days to fix their issues and update apps with notifications of their full practices.