There is no doubt that Apple has taken a very important step with the issue of transparency of confidentiality. The implementation of its new features has offered users more information about the collection and use of their data, as well as the option to authorize or not.
Now it’s Google that doesn’t want to be left behind and that intends to to copy one of these functions implemented by Apple.
Google wants to copy Apple
As if it was a way to stop criticism
On the Android developer site, Google mentions that developers will need to provide information about user data and what your app does with it.
“We are working closely with developers to make Google Play a safe and reliable place for billions of people to enjoy the latest Android apps. Today, we previously announced an upcoming security section on Google Play that will help people understand what data an app collects or shares, whether that data is protected, and additional details that affect privacy and security.
However, while this appears to be a copy of Apple’s privacy labels, it is not entirely. In fact is a new section inspired by this functionAccording to a TechCrunch post, the new security section that will be available on Google Play is a space for developers to explain and argue data collection.
“Apple’s labels focus on data collected for tracking purposes and what is related to the end user. Google’s additions seem to be more about whether or not you can be sure that the data collected is being handled responsibly, allowing the developer to show whether they are following best practices in data security.
This implementation should be available in the second quarter of 2022 And although this is not a traced copy of the App Store labels, Google plans to offer certain information to users of Android, which in its new version 12 has functions identical to those of iOS. .