The latest data protection regulations, including The California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) and the GDPR, have been rocking mobile app publishers’ boat with a variety of different requirements unlike any that have come before. For instance, both acts require publishers “to create clear and transparent privacy policies that reflect the state’s privacy laws and allow consumers to make informed decisions”.
Whether you’ve already been warned by Google’s “Warning of Google Play Developer policy violation: Action Required Policy issue” or you believe your apps might fall victim to the new regulations, you should consider a few steps to fix the violation. Here’s a quick overview that may be of help.
Personal information can include a first and last name, an email address, a telephone number, location data, and other data items connected to analytics or advertisement settings.
You must add your explicit privacy policies in two places: your app’s Store Listing page and within your app.
Here’s are two useful resources that you can utilize while working on your app compliance:
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