Google is about to limit the visibility or completely remove apps from Google Play Store that violate their User Data policy. The Next Web has reported that Google has been sending noticed to developers across the world stating the company’s intentions on apps that contradict to the company’s policy.
Here’s what Google says about User Data:
You must be transparent in how you handle user data (e.g., information provided by a user, collected about a user, and collected about a user’s use of the app or device), including by disclosing the collection, use, and sharing of the data, and you must limit use of the data to the description in the disclosure. If your app handles personal or sensitive user data, there are additional requirements described below. This policy establishes Google Play’s minimum privacy requirements; you or your app may need to comply with additional restrictions or procedures if required by an applicable law.
Here’s the message sent out by Google:
What’s in for users? It will be much easier for them to select frequently updated and trustworthy applications as the clutter in Play Store will be reduced. Plus, the search based on certain keywords will be much easier.