Apps can also be submitted for manual review if a developer feels their use of data collection falls within the guidelines.
The crackdown is a new effort to combat malicious and harmful Android apps and will apply to software distributed through the Play Store as well as third-party Android app markets.
In case you don't want to block the entire background data consumption, you can also opt for the complete list of apps to let you select the ones you want to deny the access to background data.
Recent research by Yale University's Privacy Lab and Exodus Privacy showed that three quarters of Android apps contain trackers that collect user data for targeted advertising, to glean their locations, and to analyse behaviour. For instance, the app will not be allowed to send crash reports and analytics reports without the consent of the owner. Developers should refer to the Unwanted Software Help Center.
Websites owners that attract a Safe Browsing warning will need to follow the usual processes in the Search Console if they want to resolve the warnings. Any app that collects personal data will be subject to the new rules. The company says that if app developers refuse to comply, Google will display a warning of its own.
Users will be warned through Google's safe browsing feature about apps that collect personal data without consent.