Google is reintroducing the list of app permissions to the Play Store. The search giant had previously removed the list of app permissions from the Play Store in lieu of Data Safety labels that were rolled out this year. However, the consent list return timeline on the platform has not yet been specified by the company. Google only mentions that it will be back soon. The company launched the data safety labels on the Play Store in April this year. It was announced last year.
The Data Security section was introduced by the company in April, stating that it allows users to view information about how apps collect, share, and secure their data. However, Google first notified developers of this change last year.
Meanwhile, a report from TechCrunch says that users can still go to the apps menu on their phone and view the permissions for the individual app, but it doesn’t show up on the install page in Google’s app store yet. The new change will reportedly allow them to see both the data safety labels and app permissions directly from the Play Store.
It should be noted that Google has made it mandatory for developers to announce the functionality of the Data Security section for their apps starting July 20. The company has also said that apps that do not comply with this rule will be “subject to policy enforcement.”
Furthermore, Alphabet unit Google also said this week that it will cut fees to 12 percent, from 15 percent, for non-gaming app developers in the Google Play Store switching to competing payment systems as it moves to comply with new EU technical rules from Tuesday.