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Fill in Google Play's Data Safety Form

Last Updated on : 2022-07-18 10:16:31download

Background

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 Google Play. 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.

Data safety of OEM apps

Go to Google Play Console > App content > Data Safety, and check the Data safety content.

Overview

Fill in Google Play's Data Safety Form

This page is an overview of the form. Click Next in the bottom right corner of the page to start filling out the form.

Data collection and security

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  1. Does your app collect or share any of the required user data types? Select Yes.
  2. Is all of the user data collected by your app encrypted in transit? Select Yes.
  3. Do you provide a way for users to request that their data is deleted? Select Yes.
  4. Is your app currently certified by an authorized lab, according to the Mobile Application Security Assessment (MASA) framework?
    Check whether your app has been certified. If so, select Yes. Otherwise, select No. This item is optional.
    This certification is a paid service. For more information, visit:
  5. Click Next.

Data types

1. Location

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Select Approximate location and Precise location.

2. Personal info

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

3. Financial info

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Select Purchase history.

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.

4. Health and fitness

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Select Health info and Fitness info.

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.

5. Messages

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Skip this section.

6. Photos and videos

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Select Photos and Videos.

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.

7. Audio files

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Select Voice or sound recordings.

8. Files and docs

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Skip this section.

9. Calendar

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Skip this section.

10. Contacts

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Skip this section.

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

11. App activity

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Select App interactions and Other user-generated content.

12. Web browsing

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Skip this section.

13. App info and performance

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Select Crash logs and Diagnostics.

14. Device or other IDs

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Select Device or other IDs and 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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Fill in Google Play's Data Safety Form

Email address

Select the options as specified in the following figures.

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Fill in Google Play's Data Safety Form

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

Fill in Google Play's Data Safety Form

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