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After Apple, Google Play starts rolling out its own app privacy labels

Google Play's data safety section will provide users with more information about how apps collect, share and secure their data.

April 26, 2022 / 09:49 PM IST

Google said on April 26 that it is rolling a new 'data safety' section on its app marketplace Google Play that will provide users with more information about how apps collect, share and secure their data.

The move was first announced by Google in May 2021 and was expected to roll out in February 2022, but later got delayed to April 2022.

The company said this section will start appearing on Google Play from tomorrow (April 27). This launch comes after a similar initiative by rival Apple that introduced privacy labels on App Store in December 2020.

Among the information that developers can show in the data safety section includes whether they are collecting data and for what purpose, whether they are sharing data with third parties and the app's security practices like encryption of data in transit and whether users can ask for data to be deleted.