The Google Play Store introduced a new data privacy section a few months back that depends on developers to reveal the data which their apps should collect. It means Google would no longer show a verified list of permissions, instead, it will automatically obtain them from each app. It will give developers complete flexibility over what they choose (or don’t choose) to divulge to users.
Google made it clear that its approach will depend on data supplied by developers when it first revealed the new data privacy section last year. Google notes that developers “alone” are required to make “full and accurate statements” for their apps on a support page and that they have until July 20 to do so.
Similar guidelines are in place for the Apple App Store’s privacy “nutrition” labels, and developers are also required to give “self-reported summaries” regarding the privacy policies of their apps. Apple relies on developers to disclose the data that their apps acquire honestly, much like Google does at the moment.