The extremely popular applications Number Coloring, Princess Salon and Cats & Cosplay have been removed from the Play Store, following an investigation by the International Digital Liability Council (IDAC), which found that these applications collect large amounts of data, violating its statutes Google.
Targeted application developers children guided by a particularly strict set of policies, unlike app developers who target the general public. Among the conditions is that the content provided must be suitable for children. They are also required to use Google Play Certified Ads SDK to run ads.
According to information, the developers used technology Android Advertising ID (AAID) persistently developing IDs. When it comes to data collection, child application designers should disclose any personal information that may be collected from their applications. This information includes the microphone, authentication information, data devices and the advertising ID. Google has said it is working with privacy agencies to prevent developers from breaking the rules.
International privacy organizations are further regulating information collected by technology companies, especially on children. The Facebook is already under investigation in Europe by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) for possible failure to implement data protection measures for users under 18 years of age.
DPC is the EU's top data regulator, which has the power to issue fines as soon as evidence of infringement. The DPC is considering whether even Facebook is allowed to process children's personal data.