Around 40 percent of all Google Chrome users have some kind of browser extensions, plugins or add-ons installed, but how safe are they?
The company plans to enforce developers starting this summer, to “ensure transparent use of the data in a way that is consistent with the wishes and expectations of users.”
Google is making its Chrome Web Store safer for its users by forcing developers to disclose how they handle customers’ data.
Google’s new User Data Policy will now force app developers, who use the Chrome Web Store to distribute their products, to be more transparent about their data collection practices.
In other words, the company wants its Chrome users to know what’s happening when they use third-party apps and services that rely on its browser.
According to Google, “Protecting our users is our key priority, and we believe this change will make sure users are better informed and allow them to choose how their user data is handled.”
Here’s the list of new requirements for developers:
From July 15, 2016, any app or extension that violates any of the requirements mentioned above will be discarded from the Chrome Web Store. So the only way to be restored will be to comply with the new policies.