Google serves notice on app developers that violate the Play Store’s User Data policy

These days, protecting your data is increasingly difficult to achieve, even on the Play Store where there are apps that access your sensitive information without a proper privacy policy. It seems that

Hopefully, this will result in a culling of some of the ‘zombie’ apps from the Play Store. Zombie apps are the apps that turn up when searching for a specific app, that have similar names to the one you are looking for with none of the functionality. They often ask for access to sensitive data such as your contacts without good reason. Google’s action should hopefully result in less hubris to navigate through on the Play Store and that the consumer’s data is better protected.

If you are a developer, has Google been in touch with you, and will it affect your app?

Source: TheNextWeb

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 around in his pockets. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).