We are often contacted by clients (mostly mobile application owners or developers) when they are surprised to find a notice of policy violation issued by the Google Play Store. Many a times such notices relate to privacy law violations and provide mobile application owners a certain amount of time to rectify the issues. A failure to comply with such notice can result in permanent removal or suspension of the mobile application from the Google Play Store.
Privacy laws govern the collection, use, and transmission of the private information of individuals. Private information can range from an individual’s date of birth to the IP address of the individual’s computer or mobile phone. In Canada, the primary privacy legislation is the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”). PIPEDA, among other things, requires organizations to implement transparent privacy policies, including but not limited to, proper disclosure of private information which is obtained, stored, and transmitted to third parties, and proper complaint procedures relating to privacy matters.
Google Play Stores’s Privacy Rules and Regulations
Privacy Policies for Mobile Applications
Falcon Law PC’s Privacy Law Services