It looks like Google wants to change the app security and privacy page in the Play Store, but this is not necessarily a good thing. .
In may of last year, Google unveiled a new security section called Data Safety in the Play Store. This section was added to the page of a series of apps in the Play Store in April this year, but from the 20th of this month (in two days), it will be added to the page of all applications. Google's goal is to retire the page that used to display the permissions required by an application in the Play Store and replace it with this new page with different information.
But it seems like a point. There is something that might worry some users. This new feature is nice and cool, but we didn't like the old page being completely removed. If you are wondering how important this page is, we must say that before and of course now, the Google Apps page shows you what permissions you need to issue to it if you install it.
For example, you could see what parts of the phone this application needs to access; Internet, microphone, contacts, camera or most importantly, system files or data stored locally on the phone. By scanning and analyzing an application, Google automatically displayed this list in the Play Store, which means that no one could change or delete it. As a result, the user would be fully aware of the access information.
But this new section is completely available to the developers. Google has designed a special section in the Play Store developer console, in which the developer is asked information about how the application interacts with the important information of the device. For example, the developer may be asked whether his application will have access to users' personal information, location, etc. If so, what is the use of these licenses and whether they are sent to third party companies. Now it depends on the honesty of the developer how much of this information he enters correctly. Google only lists the information it received from the developer, which could be false. However, if Gool finds out about this, it will fine the developer.
Data Safety Section The new one is going to be added to the Play Store in 2 days
However, the new Data Safety section is going to be mandatory in the Google Play Store, but for many users who care about their security and privacy, Maybe the change is not attractive and practical. However, there is still plenty of time for Google to edit and improve this section. It is also possible that in the near future, both information, that is, that which is scanned and placed by Google and that which the developers claim, will be included in this section. Let it be irrelevant. Millions of users finally install and use the desired application without paying any attention to their security and privacy. Millions of users don't even know that there is such a section in the Play Store that shows them what permissions are required for an app. Millions of users also believe that nothing bad will ever happen to them. There are few people who are sensitive to these things and find these changes unfortunate.
Which category of users are you?