Fill in Google Play's Data Safety Form

Last Updated on : 2023-11-09 03:39:18download

As denoted in Provide information for Google Play’s Data safety section, prior to July 20, 2022, for all apps to be launched or already launched on Google Play, a Data safety form must be completed and submitted. Otherwise, the apps cannot be updated, or will potentially be unlisted from the app store. This topic describes how to submit the Data safety form on Google Play.

Applicable scope

This Data safety form is required for all apps to be launched or already launched on Google Play. These apps include the apps on internal, closed, open, or production testing tracks.

  • This topic applies to Tuya’s OEM apps and is provided for your reference only. The specific Data safety content to be submitted is subject to the services and design of your apps.
  • For custom apps, if you have any questions on data collection, please contact Tuya’s project manager.

Overview

Go to Google Play Console, choose App content > Data Safety, and check the data safety content. This page is an overview of the form. Click Next in the bottom right corner of the page to start filling out the form.

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Data collection and security

  • Does your app collect or share any of the required user data types? Select Yes.

  • Is all of the user data collected by your app encrypted in transit? Select Yes.

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  • Which of the following methods of account creation does your app support? Select all that apply. Select Username, password, and other authentication.

    Fill in Google Play's Data Safety Form

    Add a link that users can use to request that their account and associated data be deleted. Go to the Tuya IoT Development Platform, and choose App > Required Setting > Account Security for Google Play. Fill in the document based on the reference template, get the protocol URL, and then fill it in the Google Play Console.

    Fill in Google Play's Data Safety Form
  • Do you provide a way for users to request that some or all of their data is deleted, without requiring them to delete their account? Select No.

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Click Next.

Data types

Location

Select Approximate location and Precise location.

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Personal info

Select Name, Email address, User IDs, Address, Phone number, and Other info.

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Financial info

Select Purchase history.

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The purchase history records the purchases of value-added services such as cloud storage by end users. If your apps do not involve this type of service, you can skip this option.

Health and fitness

Select Health info and Fitness info.

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Smart health devices are designed to collect users’ health information. Outdoor sporting goods such as smart fitness mirrors, smart dumbbells, and smart jump ropes possibly collect users’ fitness information. If your apps do not involve this type of device, you can skip this option.

Messages

Skip this section.

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Photos or videos

Select Photos and Videos.

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Smart cameras or cloud albums are designed to collect photos and videos. If your apps do not involve this type of device, you can skip this option.

Audio files

Select Voice or sound recordings.

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Files and docs

Skip this section.

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Calendar

Skip this section.

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Contacts

Skip this section.

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Check whether your apps have push notifications enabled for smart watches or fitness trackers. If so, the apps will access users’ contacts. In this case, you need to select Contacts.

App activity

Select App interactions and Other user-generated content.

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Web browsing

Skip this section.

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App info and performance

Select Crash logs and Diagnostics.

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Device or other IDs

Select Device or other IDs.

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Click Next to continue.

Data usage and handling

In this section, you need to further check the details of data types previously selected and disclose how to use and process the data.

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Personal info

Name

Select the options as specified in the following figures.

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Email address

Select the options as specified in the following figures.

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The data types listed in the following table involve similar options. Select the options as specified in the following table.

Data types Is this data collected, shared, or both? Is this data processed ephemerally? Is this data required for your app, or can users choose whether it’s collected? Why is this user data collected? Select all that apply
Name Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Users can choose whether this data is collected. App functionality.
Email address Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Users can choose whether this data is collected. App functionality; Developer communications; Fraud prevention, security, and compliance; Account management.
User IDs Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Data collection is required. App functionality; Analytics; Developer communications; Advertising or marketing; Fraud prevention, security, and compliance; Personalization; Account management.
Address Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Users can choose whether this data is collected. App functionality.
Phone number Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Users can choose whether this data is collected. App functionality; Developer communications; Fraud prevention, security, and compliance; Account management.
Other info Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Users can choose whether this data is collected. App functionality; Analytics.
Purchase history Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Users can choose whether this data is collected. App functionality.
Approximate location Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Users can choose whether this data is collected. App functionality.
Precise location Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Users can choose whether this data is collected. App functionality.
Photos Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Users can choose whether this data is collected. App functionality.
Videos Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Users can choose whether this data is collected. App functionality.
Voice or sound recordings Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Users can choose whether this data is collected. App functionality.
Health info Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Users can choose whether this data is collected. App functionality.
Fitness info Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Users can choose whether this data is collected. App functionality.
Crash logs Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Data collection is required. Analytics
Diagnostics Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Data collection is required. Analytics
App interactions Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Data collection is required. App functionality.
Other user-generated content Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Users can choose whether this data is collected. App functionality.
Device or other IDs Collected: Select it by default.
Shared: Do not select it by default. If you require Tuya to call cloud APIs or take other measures to share data with a specified third party, select Shared.
No, this collected data is not processed ephemerally. Data collection is required. App functionality.

Go to the next step.

Preview

At this step, confirm the content and click Save to submit the form.

Fill in Google Play's Data Safety Form
  • If your app has not been launched on Google Play, follow the instructions in Launch an App on Google Play and continue to launch the app after you finish the Data safety form.
  • If your app has been listed on Google Play and is not yet involved in any update plan, you do not need to launch the app on the app store again after submitting the form.