Google is now closer to launching the new data privacy section in Play Store apps. Developers can now complete the required details via Google's new Data safety form. According to the company, developers will need to submit this information by April 2022 in order to see the requested information.
After Apple began to display similar privacy and data disclaimers in its App Store last December, this new feature was first announced in May. This section provides a quick overview to consumers of the apps that have access to their data. Developers are encouraged to share the following information with users:
What kind of data their app collects? Location, contacts, financial information and more.
This data can be optional or mandatory to use the app
What app encrypts data during transit?
If the app has been independently reviewed to ensure compliance with a global security standard
Developers will now be able to enter the information via Google Play Console. Google also has guides for developers that can help them navigate this new requirement. In accordance with our common protocols, we will begin gradual rollout today. We expect to make access available to all within a few weeks.