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Google launches Privacy Sandbox for Android

Framed into its endeavor for a cookieless future, Google has announced today a multi-year initiative to build the Privacy Sandbox on Android, with the goal of introducing new, privacy more respectful advertising solutions for the mobile ecosystem.

“While we design, build and test these new solutions, we plan to support existing ads platform features for at least two years, and we intend to provide substantial notice ahead of any future changes”, Anthony Chavez (Vice President, Product Management, Android Security & Privacy) explains in a post published on Google’s Keyword.

Specifically, these solutions will limit sharing of user data with third parties and operate without cross-app identifiers, including advertising ID.

Google is also exploring technologies that reduce the potential for covert data collection, including safer ways for apps to integrate with advertising SDKs.
“The Privacy Sandbox on Android builds on our existing efforts on the web, providing a clear path forward to improve user privacy without putting access to free content and services at risk,” Chavez says.

“Mobile apps are a core part of our everyday lives. Currently over 90% of the apps on Google Play are free, providing access to valuable content and services to billions of users. Digital advertising plays a key role in making this possible. But in order to ensure a healthy app ecosystem, benefiting users, developers and businesses, the industry must continue to evolve how digital advertising works to improve user privacy. That’s why we originally developed advertising ID to give users more control. Last year we introduced improvements to these controls, but we believe it’s important to go further,” he points.

Looking for feedback

Starting today, developers can review google’s initial design proposals and share feedback on the Android developer site.

The tech giant plans to release developer previews over the course of the year, with a beta release by the end of the year. Google will provide regular updates on designs and timelines, and you can also sign up to receive updates.
“We know this initiative needs input from across the industry in order to succeed. We’ve already heard from many partners about their interest in working together to improve ads privacy on Android, and invite more organizations to participate,” Chavez underscores.

The goal of the Privacy Sandbox: Developing effective and privacy enhancing advertising solutions

“We realize that other platforms have taken a different approach to ads privacy, bluntly restricting existing technologies used by developers and advertisers. We believe that, without first providing a privacy-preserving alternative path, such approaches can be ineffective and lead to worse outcomes for user privacy and developer businesses,” Google’s VP Product Management, Android Security & Privacy explains.”Our goal with the Privacy Sandbox on Android is to develop effective and privacy enhancing advertising solutions, where users know their information is protected, and developers and businesses have the tools to succeed on mobile.”

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