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Zoldiiik
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Is Privacy Policy necessary to add in app page?

Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:14 pm

Hello,

As the title says, I want to know if you guys always add a privacy policy link to your apps or not?
I have seen that many people are not adding that to their apps, and I Want to know wha you think about that and what's good to do ?

Thank you

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Re: Is Privacy Policy necessary to add in app page?

Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:29 pm

At this moment is not possible submit an app without a privacy policy on Google Play.

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Re: Is Privacy Policy necessary to add in app page?

Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:11 pm

wrong, it's possible ;) just reduce permissions, for example read_phone_state requires privacy policy

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Re: Is Privacy Policy necessary to add in app page?

Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:17 pm

Nice, but I think it is a good signal for Google if you put it. What do you think?

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Re: Is Privacy Policy necessary to add in app page?

Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:55 pm

not, privacy policy is required only by US law, not Google :)
even google haven't policy in some their apps :D

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Re: Is Privacy Policy necessary to add in app page?

Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:42 am

I don't have PP in my apps, but they do not require the permissions that usually trigger GP to ask for it.
I do not recall which ones they are, but READ_PHONE_STATE and GET_ACCOUNTS must be among them.

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Re: Is Privacy Policy necessary to add in app page?

Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:25 am

Thank you, that makes sense.
So do you think it'/ better not to add it in spam apps? I mean does it have any benefits at all if I keep adding it? Thanks

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Re: Is Privacy Policy necessary to add in app page?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:10 am

I do put privacy policy for apps that require extra permissions like android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO. I used pastebin.com to host policy text online.

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Re: Is Privacy Policy necessary to add in app page?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:04 pm

I think Google maybe can see you a little more serious developer if you put a privacy policy and fill other optional data but in my experience, they will ban anyway, no matter how many details you fill on GP.

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Re: Is Privacy Policy necessary to add in app page?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:56 pm

Yes, that's exactly why I didn't want to bother anymore with adding privacy policy.. they will ban you anyway :D

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