The company will also ask developers how the data is used, like app functionality and personalisation.
"Similar to app details like screenshots and descriptions, developers are responsible for the information disclosed in their section. Google Play will introduce a policy that requires developers to provide accurate information," Suzanne Frey, VP, Product, Android Security and Privacy, said in a statement on Thursday.
"If we find that a developer has misrepresented the data they've provided and is in violation of the policy, we will require the developer to fix it. Apps that don't become compliant will be subject to policy enforcement," she informed.
Google said that it will introduced new elements to highlight whether the app has security practices like data encryption, follows 'Families' policy, if the app's safety section is verified by an independent third-party provider and if the app enables users to request data deletion, if they decide to uninstall.
"In the future, we'll continue providing new ways to simplify control for users and automate more work for developers," it added.
On new privacy controls in iOS 14.5, Apple has said that the App Tracking Transparency requires apps to get the user's permission before tracking their data across apps or websites owned by other companies for advertising, or sharing their data with data brokers.
Apps can prompt users for permission, and in Settings, users will be able to see which apps have requested permission to track so they can make changes to their choice at any time.
Over 10,000 iOS apps have already adopted permission prompts to conform with Apple's App Tracking Transparency (ATT) policy, according to third-party data.
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