Google tightens policy Chrome store to ensure privacy Users

Apr

16

2016

Google sharpens the Chrome store policies to better protect the privacy of users of the browser. The company has established certain requirements for developers and announces remove from July 15 apps from the Chrome store that do not meet the new requirements.

Chrome 11 In a blog post explains Google that it already longer protects users’ privacy with features like incognito mode and privacy preferences. Now the company wants these requirements also ask the developers of Chrome apps are available for download in the store. To achieve that Google has its credential policy changed.

So applications should clearly indicate how they handle personal data and clarify their policies. They can do this, for example, on the basis of a privacy policy. Moreover, personal data and other sensitive information must be encrypted. This can eg TLS, except the versions on the black list are the IETF.

The company carries developers would like to first ask permission from users before personal data are processed, to the extent that these data are not processed in the framework of an important function of the app. Also, the browsing-activity of users can not be maintained if this is not needed for the main functionality of an extension. For violations of the rules of an app is removed from the Chrome store and the only way to undo this is by keeping the policy.

Google does not explain how apps will be monitored, for example by the company itself or by users reporting an extension. Google’s requirements are broadly in line with the rules concerning personal data according to European law. So the European parliament on Thursday officially the advent of the new Data Protection Regulation sealed . It will take effect in 2018.

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