(Invalid Data safety section)


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Status: App Content Approved with Issues

We found issues with your Data safety section. You will need to take action so that your Data safety section shown to users will not be impacted.

Issue found: Invalid Data safety section​

We reviewed your app's Data safety section in Play Console and found discrepancies between it and how the app collects and shares user data. All apps are required to complete an accurate Data safety section that discloses their data collection and sharing practices - this is a requirement even if your app does not collect any user data.
We detected user data transmitted off device that you have not disclosed in your app's Data safety section as user data collected.
Issue details
We found an issue in the following area(s):

Data sent off device undeclared in Data safety form: Device Or Other IDs Data Type - Device Or Other IDs (some common examples may include Advertising ID, Android ID, IMEI, BSSID)

About the Data safety section in Google Play User Data Policy Policy​

Starting in February 2022, Data safety sections reviewed and approved will start appearing to users; make any changes needed by then. Starting April 2022, your app must be in compliance with this policy or app updates will be rejected. If your app continues to be non-compliant beyond April 2022 your app may face additional enforcement actions in the future.
Please make changes to align your app's Data safety section with the app's behavior. This can be done by either:
  • Updating your form in Play Console to declare collection of Data Types noted below; or
  • Removing unwanted functionality and attributable code that collects this user data from your app or libraries used in your app, and when applicable to deactivate all non-compliant APKs.
    • To deactivate non-compliant APKS, you can create a new release and upload a compliant APK to each track containing the non-compliant APKs.
    • Be sure to increment the APK version code. If using staged rollout, be sure to set the release to 100% rollout.
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