Prepare for Google Play's data disclosure requirements

In May 2021, Google Play announced the new Data safety section, which is a developer-provided disclosure for an app's data collection, sharing, and security practices.

This page can help you complete the requirements for this data disclosure in regards to your usage of the Places SDK for Android. On this page, you can find information on how the Places SDK for Android handles end-user data, including any applicable configurations or invocations you can control as the app developer.

We aim to be as transparent as possible in supporting you; however, as the app developer, you are solely responsible for deciding how to respond to Google Play's Data safety section form regarding your app's end-user data collection, sharing, and security practices.

How to use the information on this page

This page lists the end-user data collected by only the latest version of the Places SDK for Android.

To complete your data disclosure, you can use Android's guide about data types to help you determine which data type best describes the collected data. In your data disclosure, make sure to also account for how your specific app shares and uses the collected data.

Overview of data encryption, data sharing for Places SDK for Android

Data encryption For the collected end-user data listed on this page, the Places SDK for Android encrypts the data in transit using HTTPS.
Data sharing For the collected end-user data listed on this page, the Places SDK for Android does not transfer this data to third-parties except to assist us in providing Google services.
Data deletion For the collected end-user data listed on this page, the Places SDK for Android does not associate that data with Google Account information. Data is deleted or anonymized automatically per our Privacy Policy.

Data collected automatically

Data By default, the Driver SDK for Android...
Request metadata
For example:
  • Device metadata: OS version, name, model, brand, form factor.
  • Places SDK for Android build and version information.
  • Number of results returned.
Collects request metadata to maintain and improve Google services.
Stack traces
Crash metrics
Collects stack traces during crashes within the SDK code and crash metrics such as abnormal terminations to improve the stability of our SDKs and improve Google services.
IP address Collects the IP address to understand SDK usage and improve Google services.

Data collected depending on your usage

Data Depending on your app's configuration and invocation, the Places SDK for Android...
Country code
lat/lng bounds
Collects country code and/or lat/lng bounds to help provide more relevant autocomplete results, if the app sets these options.
lat/lng coordinates
WiFi access points
Collects lat/lng coordinates and nearby WiFi access points to find nearby places if the app uses features to discover the place at the device's currently-reported location.
Widget interaction events Collects interaction data to improve Google services if the app uses components like the Places Autocomplete widgets.