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Google Play Shares Private Customer Data with Developers in Australia: Report

Australian developer Dan Nolan was playing around with his dashboard in Google Play and was surprised to learn that he had access to a number of personal details about his customers.

“If you bought the app on Google Play (even if you cancelled the order) I have your email address, your suburb, and in many instances your full name,” he explained in a blog post. “Each Google Play order is treated as a Google wallet transaction and as such software developers get all of the information (sans exact address) for an order of an app that they would get from the order of something physical.”

The shocking thing about this discovery, according to Nolan, is that Google does not disclose that it is sharing this information with developers to the customers making these purchases. “Let me make this crystal clear,  every App purchase you make on Google Play gives the developer your name, suburb and email address with no indication that this information is actually being transferred,” continues Nolan on his blog.

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