Acting as a shield of protection, Google will provide more security to users of Android devices and this time, will prevent applications from collecting unnecessary data from unsuspecting people who are not obliged to run an application. Applications that store and distribute personal data that does not need to be collected must explain in detail and with absolute clarity to the user how this data will be used. Thus, only the user can authorize the developer to collect information.
Even apps installed outside the Google Play Store must follow Google’s new guidelines, or a warning will be displayed reminding users that an app is trying to collect data from them without permission. Developers have 60 days to make the requested changes, otherwise their applications will be displayed with a warning.
With these new guidelines, Google protects users against the theft of sensitive information from applications that are generally available for download from the Play Store.