Top News: Google Play’s safety section, Facebook to limit ads for teenagers, and more



Google shares additional details for Google Play’s safety section

Google announced its plans to introduce a new “safety section” on Google Play that will provide more information about the data apps collect and share, and other security and privacy details. The company said in a blog post that by April 2022, developers must declare how they collect and handle personal and sensitive user data for the apps they publish on Google Play and provide details about how they protect this data.


Facebook, Instagram to limit ads for teenagers

Facebook and Instagram have decided to reduce advertising targeting users below 18. With the change, advertisers will no longer be able to use “interests” or information gathered from other services to show ads to teenagers on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. Read the complete report here.


China launches apps clean up campaign

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced a 6-month campaign to clean up issues with internet apps violating consumer rights, cybersecurity, and “disturbing market order.” Authorities have ordered fines and other penalties for some of China’s biggest tech companies. Read the full story here.


German court widens the scope of data subject access requests

Germany’s highest civil court, the Federal Court of Justice, offered a ruling that widens the scope of data subject access requests under Article 15 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The decision depicts how GDPR also covers information already known about the data subject, previous correspondence, and notes of internal processes or internal communications related to the data subject. Read the complete report here.


NYC proposes data-sharing bill for third-party delivery providers

A bill under consideration by the New York City Council requires third-party delivery providers to share more customer data with the city’s restaurants. Delivery providers will be required to share customers’ names, phone numbers, email, and delivery addresses with businesses using the platforms. Read more about it here.