Google Play Store offers a myriad of apps, most of which require access to your personal data before being installed on your Android smartphone. Apps can also be submitted for manual review if a developer feels their use of data collection falls within the guidelines. And now, it's launching a new app entirely dedicated for the same on Android platforms.
The Safe Browsing warnings will appear "on apps and on websites leading to apps that collect a user's personal data without their consent", Google notes on its security blog.More news: Voyager 1 probe fires long-dormant thrusters in interstellar space
They must also ask a user's permission before they collect and transmit personal data that's unrelated to the functionality of the program, and clearly and prominently explain how the information will be used.
The company goes to say: "These data collection requirements apply to all functions of the app".