Google Play declares that it is going to remove Sugar Dating apps from its platform. This will be done from September 1. Apart from this Google also announces many other changes. Google published all these changes on its support page.
Google takes this action as a part of its new restrictions on sexual content. It is also previewing app set IDs, adding a new Family Policy, and improving on the Enforcement policy.
Google announces this through a post on the Play Console Support website. Google has applied a ban on sexual content. This step is to update its Inappropriate Content policy.
Presently, there are many such apps like SDM, Spoil, Sugar Daddy, and Suger Daddy that are available on the Google Play store. Google is also bringing new restrictions in its Family Policy requirements on identifiers used in apps that target children
Google has also mentioned that developers will have to comply with all policy changes by September 1 except for ad ID changes. There is also an addition of a new section under the Enforcement policy
Moreover, there is also a new Permissions policy that would need developers to provide requirements on the use of Accessibility APIs and IsAccessibilityTool.
There will be a revised User Data policy to prohibit linking persistent device identifiers to personal and sensitive user data. This revision will come into effect starting October 28. Google will add a new data privacy and security section to the User Data policy.
Google will also update the Financial services policy on September 15, where it will “clarify the definition of the total cost of the loan and require all personal loan apps be properly tagged under the Finance category.” Google is also adding new requirements for personal loan apps in India and Indonesia.
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