Personal loan apps will get less predatory with this Google Play policy change

by Digital Brainiacs
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Credit: Joe Hindy / Android Authority
  • Personal loan apps listed on the Google Play Store will soon be prohibited from accessing sensitive user data.
  • This restriction includes photos, videos, contacts, precise location, and call logs.
  • This policy change will come into effect from May 31, 2023, and will protect users from undue harassment.

The Google Play Store hosts hundreds and thousands of apps, and you’ll definitely find an app that serves your need. If your need was a quick loan, then you’d also find hundreds of lending apps that would offer you one easily.

These apps often take a predatory turn though, harvesting the user’s contacts and personal files in a bid to get them to repay the loan. Google is cracking down on these practices, with the latest Google Play policy changes prohibiting personal loan apps from accessing sensitive user data.

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