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This extends beyond those found on the Play Store, to those found anywhere on the internet as per a new set of guidelines on how data handling should be conducted by developers. READ NEXT:Facebook launches new messaging app for kids "In our efforts to protect users and serve developers, the Google Safe Browsing team has expanded enforcement of Google's Unwanted Software Policy to further tamp down on unwanted and harmful mobile behaviors on Android", said Google.

From February next year, Android apps that handle personal data such as phone numbers and email addresses, as well as device data, will be required to prompt users for permission to collect the information.

Developers will also need to offer a way for users to give their "affirmative consent" if an app collects and transmits personal data that's unrelated to the functionality of the app. In the case of apps that are made available through other software repositories, Google says that the warning will be added to an app's website instead. This way, users can be protected even when they browse to websites that provide app installation.

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"These data collection requirements apply to all functions of the app". Any app that collects personal data will be subject to the new rules. "For example, during analytics and crash reporting, the list of installed packages unrelated to the app may not be transmitted from the device without prominent disclosure and affirmative consent", Google explains.

Google just recently listed new rules that ban apps from displaying ads on user's lock screen. Android users will now see Google Safe Browsing warnings on app and websites that collect the user's personal data without their consent. This will help to crack down on malicious apps, including those from third-party sources that would previously go unnoticed by the Safe Browsing service.

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