Google Play to Rely on Developer-Written Description to Provide App Permission Information

The Play Store’s new Data Safety section is Google’s answer to a similar feature in iOS 14, which displays a list of developer-provided privacy considerations, like what data an app collects, how that data is stored, and who the data is shared with.

It wasn’t entirely clear that the permissions section would be going away when Data Safety launched. It’s a strange regression to go from computer-verified facts to the honor system.